Taylor Swift says that she doesn’t need “some guy” to inspire her work as a singer/songwriter. It’s kind of funny that she says that now considering that she has really built up quite a nice career off of mocking the guys that she has dating via song lyrics.
Even Swift’s newest album “1989” contains songs that are said to point to the likes of Harry Styles and their former relationship. Now, Swift says that she is “figuring out how to cope” with life on her own. She said that she hopes her new album will prove that she doesn’t need some guy to help her make a great record.
She revealed in a new interview, “I just stopped dating people, because it meant a lot to me to set the record straight – that I do not need some guy around in order to get inspiration, in order to make a great record, in order to live my life, in order to feel okay about myself. I wanted to show my fans the same thing.”
She revealed to “Esquire” magazine, “I’ve done more thinking and examining and figuring out how to cope with things on my own than I would have if I had been focusing on someone else’s emotions and someone else’s schedule. It’s been really good.”
Swift added, “I would date someone, figure out we weren’t compatible or figure out we didn’t work out, and then we’d break up. That seems like a very normal thing for a young 20-something to do. I think it’s healthy for everyone to go a few years without dating, just because you need to get to know who you are.”
What do you think of Taylor Swift’s comments on the topic of not needing a man for inspiration? It seems like she has built her entire musical career off of the backs of laying it down for her ex-boyfriends. What are your thoughts?