“I think my goal for the next couple of years would be to make departures in little ways and do things a little differently,” she said, “and try to maintain a balance between always providing your fans with what they’ve always liked from you and continuing to write all my own songs, but I’d love to make collaborations in different directions that aren’t exactly expected.”
That might mean delving deeper into tough topics like heartbreak in her next album, which is slated for a 2012 release. Taste of Country noted that “Safe and Sound,” a song Swift recorded with the Civil Wars for the “Hunger Games” soundtrack is “a bit of a departure from typical Swift songs” that contains “a dark element showing how she has grown as a songwriter and as an artist.”
In an earlier interview with the New Yorker, Swift indicated that many of the songs she’d already written for the album are sad. Are you ready to see Taylor Swift grow in 2012, or do you think she should stick to saccharine love songs?
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