Taylor Swift's New Album Isn't Going To Be About Romance

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Taylor Swift (opens in new tab) has made a career off of her ex-boyfriends by singing about heart wrenching breakups and the experiences of her failed relationships. So, with the announcement of her latest album, set to drop this October, we'd expect a lot of the same. What are we to do without a Taylor Swift (opens in new tab) song to cry to post-breakup? Well, as she's recently revealed, T-Swift is changing things up for her next album. Instead of bemoaning her ill-fated romances like she did in "Red", which she calls a "devastated record" that dealt with "intense heartbreak", Swift says that "1989" is all about the freedom and happiness that comes post-breakup—and with single life.

A happier vibe does make sense for her first "pop album", and if "Shake It Off" (opens in new tab) is any indication, we have plenty of bubbly pop to come. But will TSwift (opens in new tab) still be the TSwift we know and love without the breakup ballads? We'll have to decide come October. Watch the full interview below for even more on Taylor's upcoming album—and her changed aesthetic.


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Diana Pearl

I'm an Associate Editor at the Business of Fashion, where I edit and write stories about the fashion and beauty industries. Previously, I was the brand editor at Adweek, where I was the lead editor for Adweek's brand and retail coverage. Before my switch to business journalism, I was a writer/reporter at PEOPLE.com, where I wrote news posts, galleries and articles for PEOPLE magazine's website. My work has been published on TheAtlantic.com, ELLE.com, MarieClaire.com, PEOPLE.com, GoodHousekeeping.com and in Every Day with Rachael Ray. It has been syndicated by Cosmopolitan.com, TIME.com, TravelandLeisure.com and GoodHousekeeping.com, among other publications. Previously, I've worked at VOGUE.com, ELLE.com, and MarieClaire.com.