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Taylor Swift reveals she ‘put up a defence mechanism’ during her ‘dark’ Reputation era

Taylor Swift has candidly discussed the influence behind her Reputation album and subsequent world tour in 2017. 

Speaking to Zane Lowe on Radio Beats 1, the singer, 29, dished the dirt on her sixth studio album, which saw her experimenting with an edgy new style, and came at a time of the now infamous ‘snake’ feud with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

Detailing the ‘darkness’ surrounding Reputation, the ME! hitmaker admitted the ‘aesthetic was a reflection of how she felt as a person’ and that ‘a lot had happened over the years which had made her feel terrible.’ 

'Reflection of how I felt as a person': Taylor Swift, 29, has candidly discussed the influence behind her Reputation album and subsequent world tour in 2017

‘Reflection of how I felt as a person’: Taylor Swift, 29, has candidly discussed the influence behind her Reputation album and subsequent world tour in 2017

Taylor didn’t hold back when she spoke of her music nearly two years ago: ‘During the Reputation tour, I started to feel like my life felt different, there were different undertone, a different soundtrack.

‘I was defiantly putting up a defence mechanism because I was reflecting on this persona that had been constructed for you. The album had two different side, there was the complete angst and then the real story of the album – about love and friendship.’

Taylor continued to explain: ‘At the beginning of the album, there was no explanation, just ‘Reputation’. I stuck with it and didn’t go back on it. I didn’t feel like I owed that to anyone. There was a lot that happened and made me feel really terrible in the last few years.’

Taylor went on to admit that it was because of her die-hard fans that her fire was fuelled during that time. 

'Complete angst': The singer dished the dirt on her sixth studio album, which saw her experimenting with an edgy new style, and came at a time of the now infamous 'snake' feud with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

‘Complete angst’: The singer dished the dirt on her sixth studio album, which saw her experimenting with an edgy new style, and came at a time of the now infamous ‘snake’ feud with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

Candid: Detailing the 'darkness' surrounding Reputation, the hitmaker admitted the 'aesthetic was a reflection of how she felt as a person' and that 'a lot had happened over the years which had made her feel terrible'

Candid: Detailing the ‘darkness’ surrounding Reputation, the hitmaker admitted the ‘aesthetic was a reflection of how she felt as a person’ and that ‘a lot had happened over the years which had made her feel terrible’

‘Everything I did was for them. I didn’t need to get every headline. I just needed to reach out to fans. The relationship between me and my fans strengthened Reputation, and actually looking back, it was one of the most beautiful times of my life.    

‘I really do credit the fans for my resurgence and exuberance. Their enthusiasm of me making new music is what got me to the studio so fast. The energy they had given me, there is so much love and care. These people are really so wonderful to me. 

Speaking of her new single ME! with Panic! at the Disco’s Brendon Urie, Taylor admitted she had to step out of her comfort zone to work with him. 

‘With duets I usually stick to close friends like Ed Sheeran, Zayn Malik, usually people I love and trust.

'Defiantly putting up a defence mechanism': Taylor didn't hold back when she spoke of her music nearly two years ago

‘Defiantly putting up a defence mechanism’: Taylor didn’t hold back when she spoke of her music nearly two years ago

'Credit the fans for my resurgence and exuberance': Taylor went on to admit that it was because of her die-hard fans that her fire was fuelled during that time

‘Credit the fans for my resurgence and exuberance’: Taylor went on to admit that it was because of her die-hard fans that her fire was fuelled during that time

‘I figured Brendan would be a good one to work with. I watched his career and work ethic. He’s exactly how I thought he would be! He definitely has a unique voice and presence, I also felt like there was a playful side to him.’

Ensuring to not let any information about her new album slip, Taylor revealed of filming the video: ‘It’s been amazing, so much fun. Putting out this song and shooting the video has been really joyful.   

Taylor’s fans went wild with their conspiracy theories as soon as the incredibly colourful video was released last week and they took to Twitter to note the things they had spotted.

'Watched his career and work ethic': Speaking of her new single ME! with Panic! at the Disco's Brendon Urie, Taylor admitted she had to step out of her comfort zone to work with him

‘Watched his career and work ethic’: Speaking of her new single ME! with Panic! at the Disco’s Brendon Urie, Taylor admitted she had to step out of her comfort zone to work with him

Ideas: Taylor's fans went wild with their conspiracy theories as soon as the colourful video was released last week and they took to Twitter to note the things they had spotted

Ideas: Taylor’s fans went wild with their conspiracy theories as soon as the colourful video was released last week and they took to Twitter to note the things they had spotted

There was the return of the snake – the famous symbol from Taylor’s Reputation era, which is a reference to her feud with Kim and Kanye.

Kim famously called Taylor a snake on social media after this and the pop star took the symbol and used it herself for her Reputation album.

However the singer suggests that she has moved from the rift which was largely focused around Taylor’s reaction to Kanye rapping about her in his song, Famous.

In her new video, the snake appears in pink and promptly explodes and turns into butterflies, suggesting that Taylor is starting a new and happier chapter.

Symbol: There was the return of the snake - the famous symbol from Taylor's Reputation era, which is a reference to her feud with Kim and Kanye

Symbol: There was the return of the snake – the famous symbol from Taylor’s Reputation era, which is a reference to her feud with Kim and Kanye

Drama: Kim famously called Taylor a snake on social media after this and the pop star took the symbol and used it herself for her Reputation album

Drama: Kim famously called Taylor a snake on social media after this and the pop star took the symbol and used it herself for her Reputation album

 

Daily Mail UK

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