It feels like Taylor Swift’s all-conquering Red era is still in full swing, but Tay Tay’s already looking firmly ahead to album number five in the new year. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly to promote her One Chance hit, “Sweeter Than Fiction,” the songstress dished a few nice details about the new disc — and hinted at a couple of high-profile collaborations.
On the possibility of working with fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff, again:
There’s a huge chance of that happening again. ["Sweeter Than Fiction"] is the first time that Jack Antonoff and I had collaborated. We had been friends for awhile, because I’m really good friends with [Antonoff's girlfriend Lena Dunham] and the three of us are always hanging out.
On who she wants to work with:
I’m kinda obsessed with Sia. Always have been.
On the album’s sound:
Hmm. Describing it is difficult. At the core of what I do, it’s always going to revolve around a confessional storyline and filling my fans in on what my life has actually been. It’s become this lifeline between me and my friends and they know that no matter what they read in some magazine, they’re going to hear the actual accounting of it when the album comes out. I’ve always written songs for the same reason — to sort through my emotions. As I grow up, the lessons I learn in love and relationships and how we treat each other are hopefully maturing — hopefully.
On a possible release date:
They would be so mad at me if I told you what I have in my head as far as the plan goes, and I hate to say a plan and then change it. A great deal of what will happen this year has to do with what will happen this next month. But for me writing the next record, it usually takes me awhile to find the new sound. It usually takes me a year to shed the last album’s sound and start anew. And this one just started on new territory.
And there you have it. By the way, you can probably expect Tay Tay’s new album around October of next year, since that’s when she releases all her albums.