Taylor Swift appears on the cover of the October 9, 2015 issue of “NME” magazine and inside, she says that she feels a bit overexposed in the media.
In her interview, she told the magazine, “I think I should take some time off. I think people might need a break from me. I’m going to… I don’t know. Hang out with my friends. Write new music. Maybe not write new music. I don’t know.”
She already knows that she probably won’t top the success that “1989” has seen. When asked if a followup album scares her, she said, “Nooooooo. How could the next one be as big? Maybe the next album will be a bridge to somewhere else. Or maybe I’ll just go ahead and change everything.”
With regard to her high profile life, she said, “I’m in the news every single day for multiple different reasons. And it can feel, at times, if you let your anxiety get the better of you, like everybody’s waiting for you to really mess up – and then you’ll be done.”
She says that she has conversations with her mother Andrea Swift and is comforted by those. She said, “A lot of the time I need to call my mom and talk for a really long time, just to remind myself of all the things that are great and all the things that matter. If you do something that defines your character to be not what the public thought you were, that’s the biggest risk.”
About her image, she revealed, “It’s not about trying to be perfect. Not to try and sound like the good witch in The Wizard of Oz or something, but I really do want to do good things with what I have, and that’s it. I don’t think my brain could cook up very shocking things for the sake of being shocking.”
On the topic of her Twitter feud with Nicki Minaj, she said, “I don’t want to talk about it. But I send text messages now. If there seems to be some kind of misunderstanding, I go to someone’s management, I get their number and I text them. It’s an important lesson for anyone to learn in 2015.”
Lastly, she touched on the subject of Kanye West, who famously interrupted her VMAs acceptance speech. She added, “Me and Kanye are on such good terms now, six years later. It took a while, but I had to tell Beck this story earlier. I was at dinner a week after the Grammys, he stops what he’s saying and he goes, ‘What is this song? I need to listen to this everyday.’ I said, ‘It’s Beck, it’s on an album called Morning Phase, I think you’ve heard of it…’ We just burst out laughing. And he says, ‘Hey, sometimes I’m wrong.'”