Friday, July 24, 2009

Taylor Swift on her new album

Taylor Swift may still be rocking the charts with Fearless, but that doesn't mean that the 19-year-old isn't thinking of what her next album is going to sound like. Swift is already in the planning stages for her follow-up, and she promises this one has a lot of personal inspiration to draw on.

"As soon as I put out my last album, Fearless, the next day I was writing for the next album. So I'm always thinking ahead," she told MTV News. "I love organizing and planning and getting a theme going for the next record."

Swift has a lot of topics she could cover — being a pop star, touring, fame, reading about herself in the gossip pages — but she's not divulging what exactly she'll be touching on in the next LP. "I'm very happy to have that theme, and a lot has happened in the last year that's been very inspiring," she said, adding, "It's a secret."

But if you think that the album will be available at your local record store anytime soon, you're mistaken — Swift, who is currently touring and will be performing at the VMAs in September, is taking her time and making sure she does it right.

"You know, what I love doing is taking a long time to put an album together, because you have these ideas that hit you in the middle of the night and you never know what you can write two weeks before you're supposed to," she explained. "So I like to take a lot of time and really develop an album and take a year and a half ... two years to make an album so that it's not thrown together."

Who would Taylor love to collaborate with on this next album? "Jack White ... 'cause he's awesome," she said about the possibility of working with the White Stripes mastermind. Working with Swift wouldn't be White's first foray into country; the singer/songwriter produced and performed on Loretta Lynn's 2004 album Van Lear Rose. "I love his style," Swift continued. "I love his writing and I think he's an amazing player too, so any kind of collaboration there would be really awesome."