Taylor Swift Admits: Real Reason I Write Songs | 5 Write Songs
Taylor opened up during an in-depth interview on CBS’ ’60 Minutes’ on Dec. 23 and revealed why she uses her past relationships to inspire her tracks!
At 23-years-old, Taylor Swift is a six-time Grammy Award winner, has 11 American Music Awards and 13 BMI prizes, thanks to her failed relationships and killer songwriting skills. Can you blame her for writing about her exes?
Taylor told 60 Minutes host Lesley Stahl that she tries to draw upon emotions that she has experienced when writing new songs, because she thinks people can relate to them more if they are based on personal experiences.
“My songs are always inspired by emotions. I break down emotions into like 50 million categories and one big category is sadness,” Taylor said.
Taylor admits that she’s experienced many types of sadness over the last couple of years. “There’s the missing-him kind of sadness. There’s the frustrated-and-confused, don’t-know-why-it-ended kind of sadness. There’s the I know we can’t be together but I miss you right now, there’s the sadness tinged with anger, there’s the sadness that has guilt with it, there’s the sadness that has a little bit of hope that he’ll come back. That’s why emotions are so beautiful to write about because they all sound so different to me,” she said.
It doesn’t appear as though Taylor will using relationship woes to inspire future songs because she’s happily dating One Direction member Harry Styles. They two lovebirds just returned from a romantic ski trip in Park City, Utah.
However, if Taylor and Harry do break up in the future, American Idol’s Tim Ubran already penned a great breakup song for Taylor to use!