The 19-year-old Fearless female recently chatted with the mag and answered ten questions about songwriting, musical influences and Taylor Hanson, all sent in by fans. Check it:
On her biggest musical influence: “Shania Twain. She came out, and she was just so strong and so independent and wrote all her own songs. That meant so much to me, even as a 10-year-old. Just knowing that the stories she was telling in those songs–those were her stories.”
On her songwriting process: “Most of the time, songs that I write end up being finished in 30 minutes or less. ‘Love Story’ I wrote on my bedroom floor in about 20 minutes. When I get on a roll with something, it’s really hard for me to put it down unfinished. I have ways of channeling the heartbreak. Also, it’s been a really awesome year. I get so excited when a song I wrote that’s very personal to me goes No. 1 and I look down and see people singing the words back to me. That makes me so much happier than anything could ever bring me down.”
On the story behind “Love Story”: “‘Love Story’ is actually about a guy that I almost dated. But when I introduced him to my family and my friends, they all said they didn’t like him. All of them! For the first time, I could relate to that Romeo-and-Juliet situation where the only people who wanted them to be together were them. That’s the most romantic song I’ve written, and it’s not even about a person I really dated.”
On collaborating with another recording artist: “I would like to do a duet with Taylor Hanson, because I have loved Hanson since I was 8. And Taylor Hanson has an amazing voice. And also we’re both named Taylor.”
Taylor kicks off her Fearless tour TONIGHT (April 23) in Evansville, Ind.
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