Taylor’s NEW Interview With Rolling Stone!

Check out this great article by Patrick Doyle that Rolling Stone is featuring in their September 13 isssue! It’s got some great quotes from Taylor talking about her new album, ‘RED’. Check it out below!

“I went through a few roller coasters,” says Taylor Swift, reflecting on her relationships over the past two years. She channeled the turmoil into her fourth studio LP, Red, out October 22nd. “Trying to chronicle each step of the way was challenging, because you go to some really dark places with the lyrics. Then in the next track, you’re talking about how amazing it is to meet somebody new.”

After writing 2010’s smash Speak Now by herself, Swift veered in the opposite direction, co-writing with pop hitmakers such as Max Martin and Adele collaborator Dan Wilson. She wound up with nearly 40 potential songs; in between stops on the yearlong world tour that she wrapped in March, Swift joined her writing partners in L.A. and Nashville. “I felt like an apprentice,” Swift says. “They taught me so much about melodic sense, and they let me do what I love, which is the lyrics.”

The result is Swift’s most eclectic set ever, ranging from “State of Grace,” a howling, U2-style epic with reverb-drenched guitars, to a sweet acoustic duet with U.K. singer Ed Sheeran. Another key track even features a dubstep-inspired bass breakdown. So far, the new direction isn’t hurting Swift’s career: Lead single “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” a bitter breakup anthem with a hip-hop-flavored Max Martin beat, has shattered chart records, selling a stunning 623,000 digital singles in its first week. To Swift, the musical excursions aren’t surprising, given how much hip-hop and R&B she listens to. “I have so many play­lists full of Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown,” she says. “I love Wiz Khalifa.”

Lyrically, the album is full of Swift’s usual themes of romance and heartbreak. “I know general things about love,” she says. “How to treat people well, what you deserve and when to walk away. Other than that, love is a complete mystery – and that’s why I like to write about it.”

Swift has spent much of the summer with her new boyfriend, Conor Kennedy (the son of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.), in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. She’s even looked into buying a house near the Kennedy compound. “That would be so amazing,” she says. But Swift won’t be resting for long: She’s already thinking about how to top her last tour, which featured aerialists, costume changes and a mock wedding onstage every night. “I really want to go out on the road in the spring,” she says. “After I write a song, I always end up laying awake at night thinking, ‘What are the lighting cues going to be on this? How big is the pit going to be?’ I have been thinking of some big moments that are going to happen.”

This story is from the September 13th, 2012 issue of Rolling Stone.



Behind The Scenes Of Taylor’s ‘Fashion Night Out’ Ad!

Taylor is one of the spokerpersons for this years’s ‘Fashion’s Night Out’ campaign. Check out this behind the scenes video of Taylor and some of the other celebrities at their photoshoots for their FNO ads!

Join editors, stars, models, fashionistas, and designers on September 6, 2012, as they flood stores in cities across the country and around the world for fashion’s most iconic extravaganza. For more information on FNO check out their website: fashionsnightout.com

Check Out The Official Video For ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’

It’s here Swifties! Check out the OFFICIAL video for Taylor’s #1 single for ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.’

Also, check out Katie Cook’s interview with Taylor on CMT’s First Look before her video premiered on CMT earlier tonight.

On MTV Taylor also revealed two song titles from her new album, ‘RED‘. One is called ‘I Knew You Were Trouble‘ and the other is called ‘Everything Has Changed‘ which she wrote and will perform with UK singer/songwriter Ed Sherran. There were also be another collaboration featured on the album which Taylor said is with her favorite band. Taylor is keeping that one a secret for now. We know that the title track ‘Red‘ will be on the album. Also, another song title, ‘State Of Grace‘ was revealed in an article about Taylor’s new album in Rolling Stone (out on newsstands September 13, 2012). Here is the excerpt below:

The result is Swift’s most eclectic set ever, ranging from “State of Grace,” a howling, U2-style epic with reverb-drenched guitars, to a sweet acoustic duet with U.K. singer Ed Sheeran. Another key track even features a dubstep-inspired bass breakdown.

Who do you think the second collaboration will be with? What did you think of the new video? Leave a comment and let us know!

“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” Video Premieres TONIGHT!

Taylor is premiering her brand new music video for her #1 single ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together TONIGHT on CMT AND MTV. The video will premiere at 7:49 PM EST on both channels. The CMT broadcast begins at 7:30 PM EST. Taylor will sit down and chat with Katie Cook and Evan Farmer about the video. Also, stay tuned for a LIVE interview with Taylor on MTV after the video premieres. Taylor also released a 13 second preview of the video which you can check out below:

Taylor’s new video was shot with just one camera, in one take, and contains 5 costume changes. Taylor tweeted about the video earlier today. Check it out below:

WANEGBT is #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the second week in a row selling more than 307,000 downloads. In its first week the smash single sold more than 623,000 digital copies making it the highest selling one-week digital sales total for a female artist.

WANEGBT is the lead single off of Taylor’s forthcoming fourth studio album, ‘RED’, to be released on October 22.