taylorswift: Hats and scarves and knee socks and wearing tights for the first time in months and when the mornings are all chilly and you can see your breath and draw little pictures on foggy windows and plaid stuff and ANKLE BOOTS and not caring when people make fun of pumpkin flavored stuff cause you LOVE IT and are happy it’s all the rage and people who dress their dogs in costumes on Halloween and fires in fireplaces and maroon/hunter green/mustard yellow color combos and baking your first fall batch of cookies but you put too much cinnamon in it because you’re TOO EXCITED BECAUSE IT’S FALL.
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""With this record, I thought, ‘There are no rules to this’": a sneak peek inside her anticipated fifth LPTaylor Swift’s fifth LP, 1989, was influenced by some of the 24-year-old star’s beloved acts from the Eighties, from Phil Collins to Annie Lennox to Madonna. This time, she set out to make “blatant pop music,” she tells us in our new cover story. Here’s five more things she told us to expect on her studio record, out October 27th:
#interesting to hear her perspective in decisions
1. A New York state of mindThe leadoff track on 1989 tries to capture the excitement of someone who just moved to New York, as Swift did earlier this year. “I was so intimidated by this city for so long,” she says. “It’s so big, with so many people. I thought I would never be able to make it here, because I wasn’t something enough — bold enough, brave enough to take on this huge city in all of its blaring honesty. And then at a certain point I just thought, ‘I’m ready.’”
2. Lots of Max MartinThe Swedish pop giant, with help from his protege Shellback, produced almost half the songs on 1989, and is also, along with Swift, the executive producer of the album as a whole. Swift has worked with him before, on 2012’s Red, but he plays a much bigger role this time around. “I used to talk about Max Martin like he was this sorcerer who lived in a castle on a hill,” says Swift. “And then one time Scott [Borchetta, the head of her label] said to me, ‘You know…you can work with him if you want to.’ I was like, What?!”
3. A Fine Young Cannibals vibeSwift’s pal Jack Antonoff, who co-wrote and co-produced two songs on her album, says he and Swift shared a serious bonding moment over the Eighties pop group that had their biggest hit in 1989. “The moment when we shifted from friendship into working together was when we were talking about the snare drum on Fine Young Cannibals’ ‘She Drives Me Crazy,’” Antonoff says. “Taylor brought it up first, and I was like, ‘Holy shit, you’re not going to believe this: I just sampled that snare in a track.’ I played her one second of it on my iPhone, and she was like, ‘Send me that track.’ That became a song called ‘I Wish You Would.’” ”I really think ‘She Drives Me Crazy’ could be on the radio now,” says Swift. “It’s that timeless.”
4. Some classic T-Swift journalingOne song was taken straight from the pages of Swift’s journal, and another, “Out of the Woods,” sounds like it could have been. “The thing I love about that song,” says Antonoff, who co-wrote it, “is parts of it reads like a diary, and parts of it read like something 100,000 people should be screaming all together. It’s got these very big lines that everybody can relate to, which are given weight by her being really honest about personal things.”
5. A spirit of discoveryMaybe the biggest influence that 1989 had on 1989 was what Swift, who was born that year, describes as a feeling of freedom. “It was a very experimental time in pop music,” she says. “People realized songs didn’t have to be this standard drums-guitar-bass-whatever. We can make a song with synths and a drum pad. We can do group vocals the entire song. We can do so many different things. And I think what you saw happening with music was also happening in our culture, where people were just wearing whatever crazy colors they wanted to, because why not? There just seemed to be this energy about endless opportunities, endless possibilities, endless ways you could live your life. And so with this record, I thought, ‘There are no rules to this. I don’t need to use the same musicians I’ve used, or the same band, or the same producers, or the same formula. I can make whatever record I want.’” source"
"The thing I love about that song is parts of it reads like a diary, and parts of it read like something 100,000 people should be screaming all together. It’s got these very big lines that everybody can relate to, which are given weight by her being really honest about personal things."
Lee Brice put on a killer show last night and Cole Swindell was in town so he stopped by to hang out with us! Always good to see him :)
Welcome to tumblr Tay
I’ve had some great memories on this site. From counting down the days til I saw the Fearless Tour, to discussing T Party poster ideas, and finding people who had pictures of you hugging me during your Hey Stephen trip into the audience.
I remember freaking out with people on here when you won your first Entertainer of the Year award, when the Grammy nominations came out that year, and again when you won Album of the Year (the same night I got into a fight with all my suitemates at college so it was so nice to have somewhere to turn).
I remember when I decided to open up to people about what happened that made your music mean so much to me, a story I dreamt of telling you for years and years. I remember submitting my story to fan project after fan project in hopes that you would read it. Who knows if you ever did. But I did eventually get to tell it to you years later :)
I remember when TC became a thing and the drama surrounding that. I was on tumblr for the 13 hour meet and greet and even though I couldn’t attend since I was a camp counselor I remember getting to log on and see lots of friends pictures with you, many for the first time.
I remember when people started finding out about rare songs. I remember when that was the thing. The IC. These are things you probably never knew about it, but they consumed this world for so long. I remember the day I finally got to hear Dark Blue Tennessee and some others, even just once. I remember how hard we on here fought to keep these songs private, although eventually they did get out. That was the source of some major drama!
I remember not logging in for months not wanted anything from the Speak Now tour spoiled for me. More award show wins, the saga of your black fearless tour boots that you wore all the time (when all anyone really wanted was the cowboy boots back). UM PS those boots you wore on the Fearless tour with the flowers on them? I have never wanted a pair of shoes more in my life!
From the Fearless Platinum album release, to Speak Now, to Red. I spent them all on this website. All of my reactions documented on here to go back and read if my time ever allows it.
I got to hear Shake it Off a few days before everyone else and trying to keep it a secret on here was so hard. But I saw how closely guarded you kept it ( I work in radio), and I knew that it was the right thing to do. I sat at my desk at work with the live stream open in one tab, and tumblr in another. Work would just have to wait ;)
While I don’t have near as much time to spend on here anymore, I’ve gone from a 19 yr old college student, to a 24 year old who is just trying to work and find her place in this crazy world, it makes me so happy to know that you have finally joined this crazy fun bond of friends who met because of you.
Welcome to tumblr Taylor. I hope you get as much enjoyment out it as I did/do.
And I mean if you want to follow me I wouldn’t mind. I’m not an amazing editor, I don’t have 1000s of followers, but I’ve been here for you just like your music has been there for me.