Taylor Swift Wants Us To Know She’s Not ‘Enamored By Romance’ Anymore


First of all, I haven’t even watched Taylor Swift’s new video for Shake It Off. Something about all of the screenshots I’ve been seeing has me feeling like I just won’t be into it right now… but I’m also kind of curious reading the comments on the blog). Still, Swifty remains one of my red carpet favorites, and I was interested in seeing what her new thoughts are on relationships. She opened up in a recent interview with Fusion, and it sounds like she’s trying to get her priorities straight. Click inside for more!

E! has the deets:

Taylor Swift’s RED album was all about heartbreak, but her upcoming 1989 album is all about having fun!

That’s because, as the “Shake It Off” singer told Fusion, she “was very enamored by romance” when she released RED in 2012, but, “at this point [two years later] I’m really just like, ‘I wanna be with my friends!'”

“I wanna define my life on my own terms,” she explained. “That’s really my list of priorities now, which is different than it was a few years ago.”

This time around, the 24-year-old singer wanted her album to be about the positive changes in her lifeā€”like, “deciding to spend my time in New York, [and] cutting my hair,” and, she explained, adding she’d also “all of a sudden, [become] surrounded by this great group of strong, beautiful, smart women who challenge me and push me forward.”

But Taylor won’t be “too overt” in her 1989 lyrics, she said. “My life is all about my friends right now, but I don’t have any song that’s like BEST FRIENDS ANTHEM,” she told Fusion laughingly. “I really am trying to put these messages across subtly and tell stories where kind of those aspects of my life as felt rather than said to you.”

You can watch the full interview HERE. It sounds like Taylor’s planning on spending a lot of her time with her besties. Friends make life happy, so I’m all for it.

What do you guys think? Does Taylor sound like she’s ready to sing a new tune?


  • OG Emily

    I have never heard a Taylor swift song before or watched a video, so I have nothing to compare this to, but I watched the video yesterday and it was cute. I recommend watching it Shannon, it’s fun and upbeat and she makes fun of her bad dancing.
    And good for her for defining her life outside of romance. There are so many great things out there, like great friends and adorable cats.
    … But I don’t need to hear a song about her cutting her hair. Thanks but no.

  • Madison

    aww, I’m proud of her for trying to grow up. But normally people don’t have to explain that they’ve grown up.

    On the flip side, I love love love the song and the music video– they are both so much fun! it’s not some spectacular piece of musical art, but it’s a good time. I appreciate that she’s poking fun at herself and not fitting in with any of the groups she tries to dance with in the video.

  • NoVARachel

    I currently have her new song stuck in my head… from hearing it yesterday. So yeah, I’d say it’s catchy! And the video is cute – nothing extraordinary, but I love that she can have a good laugh at herself.

  • Paul

    Half the fun of Taylor Swift is trying to guess which one of her songs is slamming which one of her ex-boyfriends. Even her “Shake If Off” video got notice because people think she was slamming Miley Cyrus in it. It will be interesting to see if happy Taylor = Taylor selling her music.