Taylor Swift only released her fifth album ‘1989’ on Monday and already it looks like it’s about to break some records in terms of sales, especially in the US.
Going into the weekend it’s likely that Swift will take the top of the Official Albums Chart in the UK too and the singer has now revealed what her goals are for the release.
All this week the ‘Shake It Off’ beauty has been promoting the album (as you’d expect) and spent the morning yesterday On Air with Ryan Seacrest.
“That was a huge goal for this album, which was to make songs that were instantly catchy. And also have meaning behind them.” she explained.
The songstress explained that she wanted to keep with the theme that the songs and the story is all autobiographical rather than just making things up.
Taylor compared ‘1989’ to her previous album ‘Red’ and confessed that she was fully committed to changing her sound up slightly.
“I knew that nothing that made the album ‘1989’ should’ve fit on ‘Red’. I’d say to myself, ‘Ok, this a great song that I’ve written, I’m proud of it, but would it have cohesively fit on ‘Red’?’ And if the answer is yes, then it didn’t make the album,” she said.
As for sales of her album in the US, Billboard are still predicting that in its first week on sale its expected to attain platinum status.
Throughout this week sales predictions have been raised consistently and if they’re right, it’s going to be a massive success story for the singer.
Stereogum are also reporting that the release is expected to have been purchased one million times in its first seven days and that’s a huge achievement.
Check out Taylor speaking about her new release ‘1989’ on The Ellen Show and let us know what you think about the album in the comments below.