Taylor Swift Wants to Make an Album That’s ‘Well-Rounded Emotionally’
The ‘Everything has Changed’ singer says she doesn’t focus on things like tempo when plotting an album, unlike a lot of other artists. “I don’t think too much about, ‘We need more down tempo. We need more up tempo,” she shares. “We need more mid-tempo on the record,’ Because to me, that seems a little scientific. I just want to make an album that’s well-rounded emotionally.”
She’s obviously doing something right, because her latest album, ‘Red,’ was one of the biggest debuts ever, selling 1.2 million the first week. The 16-song album includes the emotionally-charged singles, ‘Red,’ ‘We Are Never Ever Ever Getting Back Together’ and ‘Everything Has Changed’ with Ed Sheeran.
“Is it a sad record? Is it a happy record? Is it a mixture of all emotions?” Swift asks, speaking of her work. “Thankfully, I think that’s what this record is: it’s a mixture of all the emotions that go along with the ups and downs of a relationship.”