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Taylor Swift Says Next Album Will Feature More Collaborations

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“As soon as (an album) comes out I’m figuring out what the next one will be,” Taylor Swift gushed to Billboard. “It’s gotten to the point where each one is a reinvention, which is what I like best. I like it when it sounds new and people don’t know where you’re going to go next.”

She may not reveal where she’s going, but one thing Swift did spill: She’s bringing company with her.

Swift revealed that she wants to collaborate more on her followup to her smash, ‘Red.’ “I’m really loving collaboration right now. I see it as a bit of an apprenticeship,” she explained. “I want to be around people who love writing songs and have done it for years. Every time I’m in a studio I’m learning, like how to build a drum track, and getting a new perspective on things. It’s so thrilling to keep learning on your fifth album.”

She also dished on her infectious new single, ‘Sweeter Than Fiction,’ written for the film ‘One Chance’ — and why it’s so much easier than writing about her own imaginary struggles. (The song was also a collaboration with Fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff!)

“I think it’s a bit of a relief to take the focus off of my own life,” she sighed. “It can get pretty intense writing (personal) details — that’s a very vulnerable place to put yourself in. But there’s a specific type of thrill you get from that recounting of your life. There’s a different kind of thrill you get hoping you have accurately portrayed someone else’s emotions that you’re seeing so well done by these actors, James Corden and Mackenzie Crook,” she said of the movie, based on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ winner Paul Potts. “The actors did such a great job it was fairly easy to get inside their heads.”

You bet — and the song is amazing. We gave it five stars!

Listen to 'Sweeter Than Fiction'

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