Why does Taylor Swift notoriously sing about her ex-boyfriends all the time? It's pretty simple: boyfriends give you feelings, and feelings make good songs.
"I am getting to the point where the only love worth being in is the love worth singing about [...] chances are it's the same kind of intense feeling that someone else has felt," says Taylor in an interview with Rolling Stone. "Sitting on a bedroom floor crying is something that makes you feel really alone. If someone's singing about that feeling, you feel bonded to that person. That's the only way I can find an explanation for why 55,000 people would want to come see me sing."
That transition is a "miraculous process," she says, "watching a song go from a tiny idea that you have in the middle of the night to a song that a group of 55,000 people is singing back to you so loudly that you can hear it louder than your own voice coming out of the speakers, in a concert in a stadium. And I think that for me, that's the final part of the process."
"To piece it together in the crossword puzzle that ends up being your song and have it end up here is so rewarding, you know," she adds.
Taylor seems to have been energized by fame and packed crowds, which seems rare. It's kind of exhilarating actually," she says of walking through the crowd during a concert, "walking through a crazy, insane mob of people."
In case you were wondering, she totally reads fans' signs, too. "Sometimes I get really caught up in reading the signs, and if I get too caught up I will start to read the signs when I'm singing, so I have to make sure I'm only reading signs in musical breaks," she admits. "There will be people who just make a giant, huge picture of my cat's face, so big that it's all I can see, and that usually gets my attention. My cat out there, giant photocopy of her, eight foot by eight foot."
Cat signs? Amazing!
It's great that she gets as much out of her music and fame as her fans do! Do you connect with Taylor's music?
Source: Rolling Stone