Taylor Swift covers this week’s issue of New York Magazine, with the title “Why Taylor Swift is the Biggest Pop Star in the World!” She is?
The 23-year-old has written many of her hits about ex-boyfriends, and in the interview she revealed that she’s “heard from the guy that most of Red is about.” Rumor has it, the album was written about ex-boyfriend, Jake Gyllenhaal.
Jake, 32, and Taylor, dated three years ago, for only two months. TWO MONTHS! She was definitely hurt by the actor, and wrote “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” for him.
“He was like, ‘I just listened to the album, and that was a really bittersweet experience for me. It was like going through a photo album.’ That was nice,” an impressed Swift recalls. “Nicer than, like, the ranting, crazy e-mails I got from this one dude.”
Continues the star, whose other exes include Connor Kennedy, Harry Styles, Joe Jonas, John Mayer and others: “It’s a lot more mature way of looking at a love that was wonderful until it was terrible, and both people got hurt from it — but one of those people happened to be a songwriter. So what are you going to do? Did you not Wikipedia me before you called me up [for a date]?”
Sounding more healthily self-aware than ever, Swift defends her musical impulse to wear her heart on her sleeve speaking with New York. “I think that allowing yourself to feel raw, real emotions in public is something I am never going to be afraid to do. Hopefully that’s the case, if I can remain a real human,” she says.
“I’m fine with being honest with my fans about the fact that it’s okay that everything isn’t okay all the time,” Swift reasons. “I love my life, I love my career, I love my friends — but things are not okay all the time. So I don’t sing about things being okay all the time.”
The Grammy winner does clear up one misconception, though: Not every single man she dates becomes song fodder. “If I go on two dates with a guy and we don’t click, I’m not writing a song about that,” says Swift, who explains she only writes “songs about crazy love.”
In fact, her life — especially the boring parts — isn’t as much of an open book as fans would assume. “There’s a lot that goes on in daily life that isn’t really worth turning into a verse and a chorus.”
I think it’s kind of crazy to have written an album about a guy you only dated for two months, but who knows…. I got engaged to my husband after only two months. I guess it happens. I was incredibly young, also, though. I was married at 22.
Posted Monday, November 18th, 2013 at 10:10am
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