Taylor Swift’s NME interview: Maybe I’ll just go ahead and change everything

(Photo: Jordan Hughes for NME)
(Photo: Jordan Hughes for NME)

We all need a break sometimes, Taylor Nation.

Taylor Swift sat down for an interview with UK weekly magazine, NME. The Blonde With The Sparkly 1989 Microphone does not always rely on the formulaic, so from time to time you get a fresh batch of answers. This was one of those times. You probably have heard this highlight going around social media: “I was thinking about this yesterday and it hit me: I don’t want this tour to end. Ever,” she tells NME while backstage at the 1989 World Tour concert in Los Angeles’ Staple Center for the fourth night. “And that’s never happened to me before.”

She just had to tell Beck about a dinner she had with Kanye, with whom she has become good friends, six years after the VMA incident. “It took a while… But I had to tell Beck this story earlier. I was at dinner with Kanye a week after the Grammys, he stops what he’s saying and he goes, ‘What is this song? I need to listen to this every day.’ I say, ‘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.’”

Taylor does not comment on the defunct feud with Nicki Minaj, but she has learned lessons from 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.”

The high price of fame is her privacy, but she is not letting her peace of mind take a hit.

“I’m in the news every single day for multiple different reasons,” she says. “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. 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.”

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The role-mode-role has to be tiring though.

“It’s not about trying to be perfect,” she insists. “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.”

Does the thought of having to top 1989 scare Taylor? “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.” Now that would be a challenge.

NME’s Dan Stubbs asked if he could get a hint of the songs that she’s written so far. T-Swizzle’s response? “No! Why would I do that?! God!”

The Enchantress did reveal that at the time she has no upcoming plans for life after the 1989 World Tour.

“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.”

You can read the full interview at NME.

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(Sources: NME)