We are never ever getting tired of Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

No matter how many pop hits she scores, Taylor Swift will always be a little bit country.

“In my mind I’m always going to be a country artist because that’s home to me,” says the 22-year old Nashville-based singer. “The innate writing style of county music is what formed me as a songwriter.”

Yet after penning all the tracks on her last record on her own, Swift decided to team up with a who’s-who of pop songwriters for her fourth album, “Red,” which hit stores Monday. 

“I wanted to figure out a way to push myself into a different comfort zone,” she says.

Along with writers like Dan Wilson, who co-wrote Adele’s mega-hit “Someone Like You,” Swift enlisted the help of Max Martin, the man behind Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone,” and Britney Spears’ “… Baby One More Time.” Together with Martin protégé Shellback, the trio co-wrote her own current smash, the infectious and decidedly un-country “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” and as she says, it all happened, “really spontaneously.”

“It’s really brought something different out of this album,” she says. “I think that there are definitely influences from every genre that I’m a fan of on this record.”

Both U.K. singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran, and Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody make appearances too, the latter Swift points to as a source of inspiration for her cinematic lyrics.

“The more you let people into the details,” she says, “the more people feel welcomed into those experiences.”

Swift gets ‘loopy’ with the band
   
Watching the music video for “We are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” it’s hard not to notice the group of musicians dressed up as woodland creatures. Those oversized animals are actually Swift’s backing band. She says the costumes were director Declan Whitebloom’s idea and when she told the musicians, “they looked at me deadpan like, ‘This is not happening.’”
   
Yet while filming the single-shot clip the band “got loopy,” the results of which are on the screen. “It’s the most random thing I’ve ever done in a video,” says Swift. “It makes me laugh to this day.”


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

Miley Cyrus hospitalized, cancels Kansas concert, condition unknown,…

Singer Miley Cyrus was hospitalized on Tuesday night after suffering what is believed to be 'a severe allergic reaction' to antibiotics medication. The 21-year-old Bangerz…

News

Explosions in new Boston Marathon bomb panic, 'twisted'…

A fresh Boston Marathon terror alert, which caused Bomb Squad officers to order an evacuation while two controlled explosions were carried out, was today being…

Local

Bomb squad detonates backpacks left at Marathon finish…

The Boston Marathon finish line has been evacuated and the Copley Square T station has been closed as police investigate a suspicious package, WBZ is reporting.

National

Reddit boosts news capabilities in social media turf…

By Jennifer SabaNEW YORK (Reuters) - Reddit, a website with a retro-'90s look and space-alien mascot that tracks everything from online news to celebrity Q&As,…

Entertainment

Miley Cyrus hospitalized, cancels Kansas concert, condition unknown,…

Singer Miley Cyrus was hospitalized on Tuesday night after suffering what is believed to be 'a severe allergic reaction' to antibiotics medication. The 21-year-old Bangerz…

Television

'Orphan Black's' Jordan Gavaris talks Felix's Season 2…

Jordan Gavaris plays heroically helpful foster sibling Felix to main clone Sarah on "Orphan Black." We talked to him about what’s ahead for him in…

Television

TV watch list, Tuesday, April 15: 'New Girl,'…

'New Girl' Nick and Jess are hiding their breakup from the other loft residents. And Winston passes the police academy exam! That guy needed some…

Television

'Orphan Black' is back with 'crazy clone shenanigans'

“Orphan Black” is the little show that could. It had a few things working against it: a sci-fi premise, attracting an audience who had never…

MLB

MLB video highlights: White Sox beat Red Sox…

Red Sox fall on walk-off error to White Sox

NBA

NBA Draft Lottery day is May 20: Celtics…

NBA Draft Lottery day is Tuesday, May 20: Celtics percentage odds for a top overall pick

MLB

Opinion: Major League Baseball replay system shouldn't be…

Opinion: Major League Baseball replay system shouldn't be dumped just yet

NHL

Bruins - Red Wings preview: David Krejci ready…

Bruins - Red Wings preview: David Krejci ready to erupt once again in playoffs

Home

Steal home decorating tips from Nattystyle blogger Natalie…

Despite the towering ceilings and enviable exposed brick, it’s easy to see how Natalie Decleve’s apartment could be considered a challenge. Perched above the streets…

Home

How to plant a garden in the city

Small on space but big on gardening? You can still have that welcoming oasis of fresh air with an urban garden. Peter Smith, owner of…

Style

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show moving to England

It will still broadcast on CBS this fall.

Tech

Google Glass finally goes on sale for regular…

The Google Glass finally went on sale for regular people. It only costs $1,500.