Taylor Swift shines on the October cover of Glamour magazine, opening up on her latest album, her love life and what she is looking for in a mate. The sensation’s newest album, Speak Now, certainly holds a special meaning and relates to her life.
“My next album is something I’m really proud of. I can only write about what I’ve been through. And a lot has happened in the past two years,” Taylor tells Glamour.
“Everything that happens to me gets put into a song,” she continues. “For some reason, I’m really comfortable talking about my personal life in songs. There, I don’t hold back: names, dates, times, expressions on people’s faces, exactly where we were and how it felt, what I wish I would have said to them in the moment.”
Since Taylor’s latest album speaks so truly to her life, there is definitely songs geared toward past relationships (think Taylor Lautner and Joe Jonas).
“I’m not only excited about sharing the songs with fans; I’m also pretty interested to hear the response from the guys I’ve written about on this record,” she explains.
So who is going on in Taylor’s love life?
“I don’t seem to have any real strategy or pattern when it comes to love…. At times I’ve been really guarded and careful and afraid to trust someone,” she says. “But other times, you want to jump in headfirst. I’ve had moments of thinking, This is who I love and I don’t care what anyone says. Those moments are beautiful and wild and exciting, but I’ve learned that those moments can end up hurting you in the end. I’ve been careful in love. I’ve been careless in love. And I’ve had adventures I wouldn’t trade for anything.”
Taylor explains as she grows older, her taste in guys has evolved.
“When I’m getting to know someone, I look for someone who has passions that I respect, like his career. Someone who loves what he does is really attractive. In high school, I used to think it was “like sooooo cool” if a guy had an awesome car. Now none of that matters. These days I look for character and honesty and trust.”
Check out a behind-the-scenes look of Taylor during her shoot, sharing what makes her fell glamorous (via Entertainment Tonight).