We haven’t seen too many covers with Taylor Swift lately, however Glamour strives to change it all with a beautiful photoshoot and a fun interview that marks the November 2012 issue. The singer looks as spectacular as always in a series of glamorous poses that show the star’s playful side. However, as far as the interview goes, things go a bit deeper as the star touches more personal aspects.
For instance, Taylor speaks about one of her most controversial songs, “Dear John” hoping to put an end to gossip once and for all as far as her ex’s assumptions: “How presumptuous! I never disclose who my songs are about.” She does, however, understand why it can have such a strong influence on her audience: “I think that song really hit home with a lot of girls who had been through toxic relationships and had found their way to the other side of it. I’ve never looked out while singing a song during a concert to see so many girls crying.”
She also chooses to give a rather engimatic answer to queries regarding the rumors of a possible relationship with Connor Kennedy: ” I don’t talk about my personal life in great detail. I write about it in my songs, and I feel like you can share enough about your life in your music to let people know what you’re going through.”
The diva has plenty of girlfriends to help her with worries: “They are so important in my life right now. I’m the kind of girl who needs to tell her friends everything. I’ve developed this really close-knit group of girls. Two of my close friends are bandmates. My other close friends are Ashley, Claire, Diana, Emma [Stone], and Selena [Gomez]. I met Emma when I was 17, and I met Selena when I was 18. So they’ve experienced all of this with me, and they’ve also experienced their own amazing success, and somehow through all of it, we’ve stayed close.”
Contrary to how she is perceived, she is quite different from what she seems at first sight: “I think some people think it’s just apple pie and sunshine and sprinkles and ponies. Which is just funny. But I never feel the need to go out and make some grand statement that I’m dark and twisty and complicated, because I’m not that either. It’s just not as simple as ponies and rainbows, though I do love ponies and rainbows.”
She isn’t very concerned about people using her for fame: “I think you can tell who’s a good person to be around, who makes you laugh, who’s fun, whom you can trust. And, yes, you’re going to get burned a few times, but I’d really rather get burned a few times than sit alone in that house with the curtains drawn. So God forbid this person you’re hanging out with gets a bit of validation out of the fact you’re famous. Is that the worst-case scenario? You know, it doesn’t seem that bad.”
Read more in the Glamour November 2012 issue that hits the newsstands on October 9.
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