Taylor Swift is currently out on the road for '1989' tour and is gearing up for the release of her 'Bad Blood' music video on the 17th. Taylor is also the June 2015 cover star of ELLE magazine which is the mag's 'Women In Music' issue. On the cover which was shot by Michael Thompson, Taylor is holding a guitar in the air wearing a CHRISTIAN DIOR SPRING 2015 COUTURE gold metallic stripe jumpsuit and red patent, clear perspex heel boots.
For her feature interview, Taylor was interviewed by one of her besties Tavi Gevinson. In the issue she talks about getting over a guy, having no regrets or worries, songwriting and more. Continue below to read some excepts from Taylor's interview and to see more images from her fashion spread. For more details on Taylor's feature, visit ELLE.com and pick up a copy on newsstand on May19th.
On her song 'Clean' & getting over a guy:
"Shake It Off" and "Clean" were the last two things we wrote for the record, so it shows you where I ended up mentally. "Clean" I wrote as I was walking out of Liberty in London. Someone I used to date—it hit me that I'd been in the same city as him for two weeks and I hadn't thought about it. When it did hit me, it was like, Oh, I hope he's doing well. And nothing else. And you know how it is when you're going through heartbreak. A heartbroken person is unlike any other person."
On if the way she writes songs has changed:
I'd never been in a relationship when I wrote my first couple of albums, so these were all projections of what I thought they might be like. They were based on movies and books and songs and literature that tell us that a relationship is the most magical thing that can ever happen to you. And then once I fell in love, or thought I was in love, and then experienced disappointment or it just not working out a few times, I realized there's this idea of happily ever after which in real life doesn't happen. There's no riding off into the sunset, because the camera always keeps rolling in real life. It's magical if you ask anyone who has ever fallen in love—it's the greatest. Now I have more of a grasp on the fact that when you're in a state of infatuation and you think everything that person does is perfect, it then—if you're lucky—morphs into a real relationship when you see that that person is not in fact perfect, but you still want to see them every day.
On having no regrets or worries:
Not necessarily. As far as the need to rebel against the idea of you, or the image of you: Like, I feel no need to burn down the house I built by hand. I can make additions to it. I can redecorate. But I built this. And so I'm not going to sit there and say, "Oh, I wish I hadn't had corkscrew-curly hair and worn cowboy boots and sundresses to awards shows when I was 17; I wish I hadn't gone through that fairy-tale phase where I just wanted to wear princess dresses to awards shows every single time." Because I made those choices. I did that. It was part of me growing up. It wasn't some committee going, "You know what Taylor needs to be this year?" And so with 1989, I feel like we gave the entire metaphorical house I built a complete renovation and it made me love the house even more—but still keeping the foundation of what I've always been.
Credit: ELLE Magazine