Taylor Swift is writing songs for her new album, and she’s finding plenty of material in her relationships gone bad. Which ex-boyfriends should run for cover this time?
Swift, 22, says her follow up to chart-topping album Speak Now, will speak again from her broken heart. “There’s just been this earth-shattering, not recent, but absolute crash-and-burn heartbreak,” she tells Vogue magazine. “And that will turn out to be what the next album is about.”
The country singer has famously had several brief flings. She’s dated Taylor Lautner, Joe Jonas, John Mayer and movie star Jake Gyllenhaal.
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She pulled the plug on her relationship with Lautner, whom she starred with in the movie Valentine’s Day. That yielded a song. Jonas ended their relationship with a 27 second phone call to her voice mail.
She’s not too vain to avoid some of the blame herself. “I think I am smart unless I am really, really in love, and then I am ridiculously stupid,’ she says.
She was hot and heavy with Gyllenhaal through the Fall of 2010. But up he broke up with her suddenly around the Christmas holidays over their age difference and different interests. Could he be in store for a song?
“The only way that I can feel better about myself—pull myself out of that awful pain of losing someone – is writing songs about it to get some sort of clarity,” she says.
At the moment, she tells the magazine there is no one special in her life. “I got nothing going on. I just don’t really feel like dating,” she says. “I really have this great life right now, and I’m not sad and I’m not crying this Christmas, so I am really stoked about that. I am not gonna go into it. It’s a sad story.”
The country singer feels, however, that she’s learned from her mistakes. “I have a few red flags now,” she says.
“If someone doesn’t seem to want to get to know me as a person but instead seems to have kind of bought into the whole idea of me and he approves of my Wikipedia page… and falls in love based on zero hours spent with me? That’s maybe something to be aware of. That will fade fast. You can’t be in love with a Google search,” she says.
“Men who are threatened by what I do” is another.
“Also I can’t deal with someone who’s obsessed with privacy. If you care about privacy to the point where we need to dig a tunnel under this restaurant so that we can leave? I can’t do that,” she says.
While, Swift’s love life may be a non-starter, she’s at the top of her career. She won big at American Music Awards, taking Artist of the Year Award, and two other honors. Swift also won awards for favorite female country artist for the second straight year, and she nabbed best country album with her fourth compilation, Speak Now.
At the Grammys next month, she will be contending for country album of the year for Speak Now, but was shut out of album of the year, record of the year and song of the year.
Check out her Vogue interview and photos above.