I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling … ready for a new Taylor Swift album!
And luckily, Taylor’s already hard at work on her fifth album, the follow-up to her chart-topping 2012 album, Red. The singer is kicking off the final leg of the Red Tour in Asia on Friday (May 30), and while in Shanghai, she spoke to press about her next project.
About to play my first show in Shanghai tonight! So excited. This was yesterday, talking about the tour and stuff. http://t.co/GUnhr0vckK
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) May 30, 2014
“We are not going to announce some other leg of the tour, but what that does mean is that I can throw myself into the next project,” Taylor said. “I’ve already been working very hard on it and it’s already my favorite thing that I’ve ever created. So the idea that after Asia, I get to go back and finish everything and get everything completely done and completely wrapped up for a new project, it’s very exciting.”
The “22” singer admitted that it’s also exciting to end the musical era of Red — the tour is wrapping up June 12 in Singapore — and move on to the next one.
So will Taylor be switching things up for the new album? Nope, she’s sticking with the same formula that’s worked and will continue to write about her personal experiences.
“As I’ve grown up, the things I’ve written about have completely evolved with how I was growing. I was writing songs about what it was like to be 18, what it was like to be 20, what it’s like to be 22 and now I’m 24 and I’m still writing songs about my life,” Taylor said. “I think I really just love the unity it brings me and the audience because chances are they’ve felt the exact same way I felt when I wrote the song and I think it kind of reminds them — and it reminds me — that the human experience isn’t so lonely.”