In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Taylor Swift is opening up about her new album and reveals it’ll have more songs than any of her previous albums.

 

 

 

This marks Taylor’s first sit-down interview in the last three years and she explains to writer Alex Suskind, “I try not to go into making an album with any expectation… I started to write so much that I knew immediately it would probably be bigger.  There’s a lot of a lot on this album… I’m trying to convey an emotional spectrum. I definitely don’t wanna have too much of one thing…. You get some joyful songs and you get the bops, as they say, as well as some  really, really, really, really sad songs, but not enough to where you need to worry about me.”

 

According to EW, “The project will also feature a mix of old and new collaborators (on the candy-coated lead single “ME!” Swift brought in Panic! At the Disco frontman Brendon Urie and coproducer Joel Little, both of whom she had never worked with), but she is unsurprisingly coy about doling out much more information, as if doing so would break the carefully honed T-Swiftian feedback loop.”

 

 

 

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Talking about her previous album Reputation, Taylor dishes, “Songwriters need to communicate, and part of communicating correctly is when you put out a message that is understood the way you meant it. Reputation was interesting because I’d never before had an album that wasn’t fully understood until it was seen live. When it first came out everyone thought it was just going to be angry; upon listening to the whole thing they realized it’s actually about love and friendship, and finding out what your priorities are.”

 

 

 

 

During the interview, Taylor also reveals the story behind the palm trees on Instagram, “I posted that the day that I finished the seventh album.  I couldn’t expect [my fans] to know that. I figured they’d figure it out later, but a lot of their theories were actually correct. Those Easter eggs were just trying to establish that tone, which I foreshadowed ages ago in a Spotify vertical video for ‘Delicate’ by painting my nails those [pastel] colors.”

 

 

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And lastly, “This time around I feel more comfortable being brave enough to be vulnerable, because my fans are brave enough to be vulnerable with me. Once people delve into the album, it’ll become pretty clear that that’s more of the fingerprint of this — that it’s much more of a singer-songwriter, personal journey than the last one,” explains Taylor.

 

 

 

To read Taylor’s FULL interview, click here.

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