It’s one grown up cover after another from Taylor Swift – seems singledom is working wonders for her if her latest Wonderland cover is anything to go by. Only weeks after her British Vogue cover and photo shoot which exuded sophistication with an edge, her Wonderland Magazine December cover follows suit. With her signature fringe swept off her face, cat eye flicks and red lips gone in favour of barely there makeup and darker locks in a wet look hairdo, the “Shake it off” singer is almost unrecognisable.
In the interview, Swift discusses her music career, love life and Twitter trolls.
Here are snippets from her interview:
On Her New Pop Sound
“This was sort of the final phase of the sonic evolution I feel I’ve been on for the last couple of years. I’ve been experimenting with pop sensibilities and then on my last record, I got attached to it. That’s the wonderful thing about trying as many different ways of writing music as possible – discoveries.”
“I’ve been with myself for so long now, I like it. I’m not willing to give up that independence for anyone. Basically, there’s the tiniest, tiniest, tiniest chance you might find someone you can have a real and long-lasting relationship with. In my teenage years, I was enamoured by the idea of romance because I thought it was going to be this ‘happily ever after’ situation.”
On Online Abuse
“Twitter’s dark underbelly is that it gives people a veil of anonymity: they can have a terrible day at work, feel awful about themselves, come home and get drunk and go call someone ugly on Instagram. If people don’t have anyone to talk to about [their problems], they go online and just say wicked, gross, cruel mean-spirited things about people. I wrote ‘Shake It Off’ for my own situation, but also for the situation that everyone finds themselves in now. It’s not a celebrity issue, it’s a people issue.”
Read more at Wonderlandmagazine.com