NEW YORK — Although she re-released her sophomore effort, Fearless (with several new tracks), last fall, it has been nearly two years since Taylor Swift delivered a proper album. But fans can rest assured that one is coming soon, because Swift said she'll wrap up the final recordings for her third album in the next few months.

"[The new album] is going great actually," Swift told MTV News on the red carpet at the Time 100 gala, where she celebrated being named one of the magazine's most influential people of the year. "I've been writing it for the last two years, so this summer it's all about the finishing touches and getting in there in the studio and recording the last couple songs."

Asked what inspired her upcoming project this time around, the country-pop superstar shot back, "What do you think? Boys and love."

The singer has shared some details about her songwriting process with us in the last year. "I'm constantly writing about what I go through as it happens to me," Swift said in November. "I try not to get too backlogged and have to go back. I record all the time, so I've got a lot of songs.

"When I put out an album, I'd like to think that when people listen to that album it's like a diary of what I've been through in the last two years," she added. "So it's a really fun way to express how I feel and what I'm going through."

Months earlier, Swift revealed that a certain Detroit rocker was on her wish list of collaborations.

"Jack White ... 'cause he's awesome," she said of the White Stripes frontman. "I love his style. I love his writing, and I think he's an amazing player too, so any kind of collaboration there would be really awesome."

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