Taylor Swift Covers 'Philadelphia Style'

Taylor Swift Covers 'Philadelphia Style'

Taylor Swift is pretty in purple on the July 2011 issue of Philadelphia Style.

The 21-year-old country singer, wearing a Colette Malouf headpiece, opened up about being crazy for karaoke, her writing process, and not taking anything for granted. Check it:

On the anatomy of her songs: “I don’t really write songs in a structure. I write about my life. And it helps me to feel better about anything causing me pain or confusion. It’s a little addictive because it helps you figure things out in your life. If I think of a line that paints a picture, I’ll write it down. Some [songs] come four lines at a time and I’ll have a chorus. Other times I really have to work at it. But I have to say that my favorite songs were all written really quick.”

On living in the moment: “I think there are lessons I’ve come to learn in retrospect, like not taking for granted the really small shows, which weren’t even my shows—just my turn to sing karaoke. Now I’m looking into a big crowd of people and I’m able to appreciate [those times] so much. You have to find balance between being in the moment and getting to where you want to be. You’ve got to appreciate where you are when you’re there.”

On her karaoke past: “Before I started playing guitar, I would just practice my singing. I’d sing the national anthem and karaoke to win opening spots for artists coming through the Roadhouse in Stroudsburg and bars in Stone Harbor. I’d karaoke anytime—I even had my own little machine I’d carry around with me.”

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Credit: Joseph Anthony Baker; Photos: Philadephia Style Magazine
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  • Amber

    She’s so cool! I adore her dress too.

  • Joe

    She has a very wise head on her shoulders. She has made some really good/smart decisions in her career to get to where she is now.

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