FULL INTERVIEW: Taylor Swift’s 1989 secrets and response to sexist song speculation
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It didn’t take long for Taylor Swift’s “Out of the Woods” to reach the top of the charts.
After being released at midnight on Monday, the song – the second track released on iTunes off of her upcoming “1989” album – quickly ascended to the peak of the iTunes charts.
But whereas the album’s first single, “Shake It Off,” was Taylor taking aim at her critics, “Out of Woods” returns to a more Taylor-esque musical theme – a tale of love gone wrong.
"I wrote that about a time in my life where I was in a relationship and it just kind of, I was always wondering, ‘Where do we stand? What are we?’" Taylor explained in a new interview with Access Hollywood’s Liz Hernandez. “It’s the anxiety… that frantic anxiety of wondering if you’re on solid ground yet.”
Besides relationship anxiety, “Out of the Woods” also recounts a surprising snowmobile accident with her ex.
"You talk about a snowmobile accident and having to go to the emergency room. You’re so truthful in your songs – how did that not make it to the press?" Liz asked, of the incident.
"Honestly, I think I put that in there because people think they know the exact narrative of the way that my life has gone," Taylor revealed. "They think that everybody who reports something is telling the truth. Like, every source is a real friend close to me. When truly, the reason most of the things in the media that are written about me aren’t true because none of my real friends would ever talk to the press."
Among those friends are some very famous faces, including Lena Dunham, Karlie Kloss, Jamie King, Selena Gomez and Lorde – but as for a boyfriend, Taylor insists she is loving the single life!
"It’s interesting how people say to you when you tell them that you’re happy on your own, the first thing they say is, ‘Oh don’t worry, you’ll find someone.’ And I’m like no you don’t understand. I’m good!" the 24-year-old singer explained.
"People say all the time, ‘You need to spend some time to yourself and figure out who you are’ and I never really understood it until it happened to me. I woke up one day and I just realized I’m in New York because I want to be in New York. I cut my hair short because I wanted to. I made a pop album because I wanted to," she continued. "There was absolutely no one else influencing me and that was something I was very proud of."
As for what lies ahead in love, Taylor said, right now, it’s the furthest thing from her mind.
"Right now, it’s not something that I’m interested in. I’m not going to change that part of my life because my life is working right now and I’m happy," Taylor told Liz. "I’m happy about simple things. I’m happy about friendships. I’m happy about music more so that I’ve ever been before, so that’s the part of my life I am really dead set on not changing."
(NEW YORK) — Taylor Swift has conquered the music industry and is just getting started on an acting career. But in the future, she says she might just move into a completely new career: politics.
In the new issue of InStyle magazine, cover girl Taylor says she has considered the possibility of actively supporting causes that she believes in.
“I’ve thought about if I were to be passionate about something political, stepping forward and speaking about it,” she tells the magazine. “At this point I have my hands full, but as with everything in my life, when I come upon something I’m passionate about, I’m very vocal about it, so we’ll see.”
In her cover story, Taylor also discusses her personal life, including the fact that she feels she’s not ready for marriage at this point in her life, and having kids is something she hasn’t yet decided she’ll do.
“I’m too young to get married,” she says. “Not agewise, but I know myself, so why try to meet someone right now when I know I’m too young to do something serious?”
“I don’t know if I’ll have kids,” she notes. “It’s impossible not to picture certain scenarios and how you would try to convince them that they have a normal life when, inevitably, there will be strange men pointing giant cameras at them from the time they are babies.”
Marriage and babies might be something that are a ways away for Taylor anyway, since she’s basically put her love life on the back burner, and the romances she’s had haven’t been long-lasting.
“I’ve only had three real relationships, and none of them lasted more than four months,” she claims. “I haven’t gone near a guy in a year and a half.”
You can read the full interview with Taylor when the November issue of InStyle arrives on Oct. 17.source
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