Taylor Swift: I Write Songs to Give Fans "The Real Version" of What Happened
"For me, music is my way of understanding what I’m feeling," she said in reference to her latest hit single, 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.' “I don’t really talk about my love life. I kind of sing about it a lot because I really think that it sounds more poetic and romantic about it with music behind it."
Taylor has become a household name partially due to the fact her albums are chock full of references to her failed high-profile romances.
John Mayer has been the subject of at least one of her anthems ("Dear John"), while the inspiration behind her latest single has been left open to interpretation with everyone from Joe Jonas to Jake Gyllenhaal on the chopping block.
“My fans know that I’m going to give them the real version of what happened to me in my music and they know that what they read about blogs and gossip sites may or may not be true," she explained. "They can kind of tell if it’s true or not because they know me.”
The singer went on to explain that songwriting is a form of therapy for her.
"When I started writing songs when I was 12, I would run to my room and write songs about a difficult day at school or something like that," she said. "It’s kind of carried me my whole life and allowed me to filter through really complicated emotions and make them simple.”
Red, is Taylor's fourth No. 1 album.