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Taylor Swift Talks Feeling 'Really Low' & Needing To 'Take Years Off' From Music

Taylor Swift gets interviewed by the Zach Sang Show

While her Instagram feed may look like all sunshine and rainbows amid the release of her new single ME! featuring Panic! at the Disco‘s Brendon UrieTaylor Swift is letting her fans know that’s not always the case when it comes to her life.
In a phone interview with the Zach Sang Show, which went up on Monday, the songstress opened up about needing to take a much-needed break to get into a more positive mindset.
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When asked how she keeps things “fresh” musically, Taylor shared:

“It’s not always fresh for me. There have been times where I needed to take years off because I just felt exhausted, or I felt like, really low or really bad.”

As Swifties know, the country-turned-pop star has been releasing albums every two years — but fans went three years between the release of 1989 in 2014 and Reputation in 2017.

“You never really have the same process making an album. Right now, thankfully, I feel really energized which I’m feeling really grateful for. It’s not something that I take for granted, that I feel this energized and this excited about this new music because now I know that’s not always how you feel. Sometimes you can just feel really scared of everything, and so I’m very, very conscious of how I do feel about this new music and how there’s such excitement surrounding it.”

Tay didn’t elaborate on when she was feeling “really scared” surrounding the release of her new music, though we can imagine she’s referring to Look What You Made Me Do, which seemingly addressed her feud with Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West.
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But as the 29-year-old continued in her interview, she opened up about realizing the truth about “happily ever after,” telling Sang:

“One thing to always keep tabs on is the fact that we have to know that there is no ‘happily ever after’ where we’re just happy forever. Happiness is always going to be a struggle and a challenge we have to try and meet. Self-worth is always going to be something, it’s a process of trying to get there.”

For her, ME! is both a self-love anthem, as well as a pick-me-up:

“Even in the moment when I’m feeling really, really low, I think it will be helpful when I get to go on stage and play this song and see other people singing it back to me, so it’s not just a song that’s for, ‘Oh, put this song when you feel good about yourself.’ Put this song when you don’t feel good about yourself, and maybe that will help you get back to a point [where you do]. I definitely don’t feel good all the time, and I don’t think anybody does.”

It was just last month in the April issue of Elle that T. Swift revealed she was “feeling lower” than any other time in her life when she was bullied over being called a snake, seemingly by the KUWTK star.
She said at the time:

“I learned that disarming someone’s petty bullying can be as simple as learning to laugh. In my experience, I’ve come to see that bullies want to be feared and taken seriously. A few years ago, someone started an online hate campaign by calling me a snake on the internet. The fact that so many people jumped on board with it led me to feeling lower than I’ve ever felt in my life, but I can’t tell you how hard I had to keep from laughing every time my 63-foot inflatable cobra named Karyn appeared onstage in front of 60,000 screaming fans. It’s the Stadium Tour equivalent of responding to a troll’s hateful Instagram comment with ‘lol.'”

And continued, adding:

“It would be nice if we could get an apology from people who bully us, but maybe all I’ll ever get is the satisfaction of knowing I could survive it, and thrive in spite of it.”

Gurl is thriving for sure!

Swift explained to Sang that her new album is most definitely ready, but sadly for us, she didn’t mention when it would be dropped. However, T shared you can expect a different vibe from its first single:

“This album is a pretty big story. There’s a lot to say, there’s a lot that is said,” she told Sang. “It goes pretty in-depth in lyrics that I’m really proud of. A lot of the time, I’ll pick a first single because I like the feeling that it conveys knowing that there’s a lot more on the album that’s very different from that first single which is something I think the fans have picked up on at this point.”

Can’t wait!!
You can listen to her interview in its entirety (below)!

[Image viaAdriana M. Barraza/WENN]

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Apr 30, 2019 07:15am PDT