October 25th will mark the release of Taylor Swift’s third album, Speak Now. After selling over 10 million albums (and counting) with her first two releases, Swift is primed to reclaim both country and pop charts with this third, entirely self-penned effort.
Swift is talking to Billboard magazine this week about Speak Now and its accompanying worldwide tour, as well as her reaction to the media and what inspires her to write chart-topping singles.
When it comes to the media’s opinion of her, Swift tells the music magazine, “I care about what everyone thinks of me, and I’m not afraid to say that. There have been times when it’s absolutely leveled me and ruined my day. Then there are times when I can hear it and I’m kind of like, ‘Oh, I’ve heard that before,’ and I just continue on with my day.”
Always thinking ahead, Swift tells the magazine of her upcoming tour,
“I already have drawings in my journal of what the stage should look
like. I know a few of the set list orders, [and] I want there to be an
entire wedding scene onstage.”
But before you assume Swift is
just hearkening back to the same old fairytale themes, think again. She
tells Billboard, “It’s funny that my wedding references have all been
like, ‘Marry me, Juliet,’ and on my ‘Speak Now’ album I’m ripping one
Whether it’s weddings, romance, breakups, or even forgiveness in her
Kanye-themed “Innocent,” Swift finds inspiration in the everyday. She
says, “I’m just fascinated by people–how they live their lives, what
they live their lives for. It’s just a never-ending thought process for me…”