‘I Definitely Feel More Free To Create’: Taylor Swift Opens Up About Her Creative Process


Leena Nasir Entertainment Reporter
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Famous singer and newcomer to the directorial world Taylor Swift sat down with Martin McDonagh on “Directors on Directors” and shared the unique process she goes through when creating songs, lyrics, and scenes.

The Dec. 12 interview took a deep dive into the numerous ways Swift is inspired to put her thoughts to paper, and she spoke about her journey through the creative process. McDonagh asked Swift if her writing process is different now than when she was 22 years old.

“Yes I definitely feel more free to create now and I’m making more albums at a more rapid pace than I ever did before,” she said. “I think the more art you create hopefully the less pressure you put on yourself,” Swift added. “If you stay ready you don’t have to get ready,” she said.

Swift admitted she had no idea why she is creating so much more content in recent months, but expressed that she’s just going with the flow as thoughts come to her mind.

“I think it’s just a phase I’m in right now I might be in a different phase in two months I have no idea,” Swift said. “It’s just recently I’ve found that the more things I make, the more things I make, and the happier I am.”

She informed fans she doesn’t carve out time every day to put her head to her work. Instead, she said, “I have songs come to me like that I have, you know, ideas for a story I would want to tell, come through like that.” (RELATED: Taylor Swift To Make Directorial Debut In Upcoming Film)

Tunes and lyrics sometimes come to Swift at the same time, and other times, she just receives singular inspiration.

“Sometimes it’s a fragment of a melody that has a lyric on it already, sometimes it’s just a line and I’ll write it down and I’ll use it later, sometimes it’s a melody that I have to go to the piano and then record,” Swift said.

Swift has recently made her directorial debut and has even directed her most recent music videos.

“I’ve shot things in the past because I just ultimately I want to tell the story in a way that’s interesting for people but I also want to learn and I want to kind of experiment with how to shoot scenes,” she said.