Taylor Swift Leaves Behind Country for Full-On Pop, Puts Down Roots at NYC
Grammy-winning singer Taylor Swift says she's all grown up after leaving behind her country roots for a pop sound, moving to New York City and releasing her fifth studio album, "1989" Monday, The Kansas City reported.
The singer stated that her newest album, "1989," shows off her synth-drive sound and her new self-awareness.
"We are all getting our hearts broken, being built up, being let down, feeling disappointed, feeling joy, feeling all these emotions," Swift said to The Kansas City. "But what I've noticed is that even when it's the same kind of emotion I'm feeling, I process it and feel it differently now that I used to. And I think that's a factor of growing up."
Throughout her album, Swift sounds more grown-up and more self-aware with a complete pop flair, according to The Atlantic. The singer completely embraced a pop album, a genre that the singer had been dabbling in since the release of her 2012 album "Red."
"I found myself wanting so badly to explore this new territory, but I felt absolutely terrified to go too far in that direction because I thought people would be angry," Swift said to The Kansas City. "I think that the country community wasn't surprised that I made a pop album. I think they were surprised when I was honest about it."
Swift said she's not sure she will record a country music again, saying it wasn't because she didn't want to but because it was still too early to tell.
Scott Borchetta, the president and CEO of Swift's music label Big Machine Records, told The Kansas City that their company has a great relationship with numerous country radio stations and Swift "still welcomes their support."
Swift was also named the Global Welcome Ambassador for New York City for 2014-2015, The Huffington Post stated. Swift moved into a $20 million Tribeca pad in New York in late March and despite having lived in the city for less than a year, she was apparently considered qualified enough to give the low-down on the city to tourists and newcomers.
As a Global Welcome ambassador, Swift released a series of videos to promote the city and will also perform in Times Square on New Year's Eve for "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest."
Swift's fifth studio album, "1989," is now available in music stores.