T-Swizzle! Taylor Swift has been every where this year: Four Grammy wins, Opening Night for the NFL, performed at the American Music Awards, and wrapped it up with a platinum selling album! Read some of the interview from Entertainment Weekly below:
Before 'Speak Now' was released, were you nervous about it selling?
"It was an emotional roller coaster leading up to releasing that record. I tend to live somewhere between hope and fear. I've never wavered so much in my life than I did in the weeks leading up to the record release."
Which song on the record were you most scared to write?
"I never had that feeling. There were, of course, songs on the record -- and I think you can probably use your imagination about the ones I'm talking about -- where I knew people would draw their own conclusions about who they were about. I would take a few seconds and think, 'Okay, you need to really have an idea of what you're doing here and what the consequences could be.' Because I realize there are consequences to your actions. But the reason I write songs is to help clarify how I feel and get past it. Writing a song like 'Mean' helped me. The songs on the record that are really raw-those songs helped me more than anything."
Were you surprised by how quickly and specifically people started speculating about the subjects of the songs?
"I imagined that people would make their own guesses. Sometimes I would laugh because I would see it in print and it would say, 'This song, which is written about her ex, so-and-so...' And they would write about it as if it was fact. The fact is, I haven't ever confirmed that any song is about any particular person. There's something kind of freeing about that. As far as I'm concerned, it's all still up in the air."
When you wrote 'Innocent,' did you know immediately that you would sing it on the VMAs, where Kanye West had caused that ruckus last year?
"I didn't know that until about a week out. That woke me up in the middle of the night. Before I had gone to sleep I had decided that I didn't want to perform on the show. Or even go. Then I woke up in the middle of the night and I realized that I had to, and that I wanted to perform that song."