Taylor Swift Says Upcoming Album Is Her Favorite
Taylor Swift has already released four studio albums, but she says the best is yet to come. The songstress, who will wrap up her worldwide Red Tour in Asia later this month, is working on a new set of tunes that she says will mark a new chapter in her career.
“I’ve already been working very hard on it and it’s already my favorite thing that I’ve ever created," she reveals. "So the idea that after Asia, I get to go back and finish everything and get everything completely done and wrapped up for a new project, it’s very exciting. It’s exciting to be here and to know that this is the end of a musical era in my life that I’m proud of. It’s also very exciting to move on to the next one.”
The 'I Knew You Were Trouble' singer says her latest set of tunes will show a more mature side to her and her songwriting.
“As I’ve grown up, the things I’ve written about have completely evolved with how I was growing," she explains. "I was writing songs about what it was like to be 18, what it was like to be 20, what it’s like to be 22 and now I’m 24 and I’m still writing songs about my life."
The Pennsylvania native, known for her unashamedly honest lyrics, covering everything from broken hearts to peer pressure to falling in love, says she isn't afraid to bare her soul in her music.
"I really love writing lyrics. It's my favorite part of the whole process," Swift explains. "I started out writing poetry, before I discovered that I loved writing songs, so it really has always started with words for me ... I think I really just love the unity it brings me and the audience because chances are they’ve felt the exact same way I felt when I wrote the song and I think it kind of reminds them -- and it reminds me -- that the human experience isn’t so lonely.”
The Asian leg of her tour continues on Wednesday (June 4) in Indonesia. She was forced to cancel her show in Thailand, scheduled for June 9, due to military unrest in the country. Her final concert will be on June 12 in Singapore. All of her remaining shows are sold out.