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(AUDIO) Taylor Swift Requires Time To Write A Great Album

July 14, 2013

Taylor Swift just released the title track of her latest album, Red, and she says the album took her two years to make, but some people thought she was done with it after just a year. “The first year was me writing and getting my thoughts together and going into the studio and creating demos,” says Taylor. “At the end of that year, I handed in all these songs to my label and my label said, ‘You’re done. Congratulations. This is the record.’” But Taylor says, “I thought that I was just showing them what I’d written so far, but they thought, ‘This is the finished album—awesome.’” The reason she knew she still had a long way to go is because she says, “The songs that I turned in were good, but I didn’t think they were different enough. One of my big fears is to end up making music that sounds the same every time, and being predictable, and having people go ‘Oh, I guess Taylor’s putting out another record again. I guess we’ll know what that’s gonna be.’” So although she’s begun writing for her next album, it will be at least a year before we get her next album because she has to go through the same process of getting past writing songs similar to what she just released on Red.

Listen to and download the full audio clip below:

Taylor Swift – beginning of record, no predictable :41

“I took two years to make this album and the first year was me writing and getting my thoughts together and going into the studio and creating demos. At the end of that year, I handed in all these songs to my label and my label said, “You’re done. Congratulations. This is the record.” I thought that I was just showing them what I’d written so far, but they thought, “This is the finished album—awesome.” The songs that I turned in were good, but I didn’t think they were different enough. One of my big fears is to end up making music that sounds the same every time, and being predictable, and having people go “Oh, I guess Taylor’s putting out another record again. I guess we’ll know what that’s gonna be.”

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