These days, it’s not uncommon for an artist or band to perform or release a song that was written by someone else, but for many, that’s not something they’re interested in doing.
Taylor Swift in particular has revealed in a new interview that she will always write her own lyrics and isn’t really interested in working with others on songwriting.
Taylor, who has been nominated in the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards, sat down recently with Billboard and spoke about her career and in particular, her songwriting.
The ‘Shake It Off’ songstress explained to the publication: “I’m not going to be one of those artists who walks in [to a room with songwriters] and says, ‘I don’t know, what do you want to write about?””
“Or one of those things where they say, ‘So what’s going on in your life?’ and I tell them and then they have to write a song about it.” she added.
Taylor went on to say: “I wouldn’t be a singer if I weren’t a songwriter. I have no interest in singing someone else’s words.”
It’s clear though that Taylor doesn’t really need anyone else to write her lyrics for her, especially when you look at her back catalogue of material.
During the same interview, Taylor spoke about just how important it is to her to have her close friends around her.
However, Swift explained that being the number one priority in her friends’ lives makes her feel “uncomfortable,” but added that she’ll always be there for them if they need to talk or “for spontaneous and exciting adventures”.
“So whether it’s Karlie, or Lily Aldridge or Lena or my [childhood] friend Abigail, the one thing they all have in common is that they love what they do.”
She concluded by saying that all these people are in her life because they want to have her in their life, and not because they’re going to gain anything from it because of her fame.