Taylor Swift is working on creating a new image for herself, which means leaving country music behind and moving on to bigger and better things. That includes less music about love and loss, but that doesn’t mean her songs aren’t based off of real events in her life.
According to Us Weekly, Taylor Swift recently opened up about her new album, 1989, to Rolling Stones. Instead of talking about boys in her upcoming songs, she’s talking about girls, or at least a certain someone who reportedly did the “Shake It Off” signer wrong.
During the interview with Rolling Stones, Swift confirmed that the new album is full blown pop. And while it doesn’t include any disses about her exes, it does include a few songs about her relationships and love, “but they are mostly wistful and nostalgic, not finger-pointy or score-settling.”
“Different phases of your life have different levels of deep, traumatizing heartbreak. And in this period of my life, my heart was not irreparably broken. So it’s not as boy-centric of an album, because my life hasn’t been boycentric.”
So while there may be a few references to exes in her music, the only song written as a diss is supposedly Swift’s next single, “Bad Blood.” According to Us Weekly, “Bad Blood” was written about another female artist that Swift said did her wrong.
“For years, I was never sure if we were friends or not. She would come up to me at awards shows and say something and walk away, and I would think, ‘Are we friends, or did she just give me the harshest insult of my life?’ [Then last year] she did something so horrible. I was like, ‘Oh, we’re just straight-up enemies.’ And it wasn’t even about a guy! It had to do with business. She basically tried to sabotage an entire arena tour. She tried to hire a bunch of people out from under me. And I’m surprisingly non-confrontational — you would not believe how much I hate conflict. So now I have to avoid her. It’s awkward, and I don’t like it.”
While the singer didn’t reveal the name of the woman who did her wrong, she claims that she wanted people to know that, for a change, the song wasn’t dissing one of her exes.
“I know people will make it this big girl-fight thing. But I just want people to know it’s not about a guy.”
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