Published May 09, 2019Taylor Swift is notoriously tight-lipped about yet-to-be-released music, but she's offered a little bit of insight into her upcoming seventh studio album.
Swift gave a rare sit-down interview to Entertainment Weekly and confessed the upcoming record boasts more songs than any of her previous six LPs.
"I try not to go into making an album with any expectation," she told EW. "I started to write so much that I knew immediately it would probably be bigger."
Despite the longer run-time, Swift completed the album impressively quickly. It was written and recorded in the span of three months, following the wrap on her "Reputation World Tour."
"There's a lot of a lot on this album," she added. "I'm trying to convey an emotional spectrum. I definitely don't wanna have too much of one thing…. You get some joyful songs and you get the bops, as they say."
Still, there are a number of "really, really, really, really sad songs," (but "not enough to where you need to worry about me").
It's unsurprising then that Swift called the upcoming album more vulnerable than 2017's public-image-destroying Reputation.
"This time around I feel more comfortable being brave enough to be vulnerable, because my fans are brave enough to be vulnerable with me," she said. "Once people delve into the album, it'll become pretty clear that that's more of the fingerprint of this — that it's much more of a singer-songwriter, personal journey than the last one."
So far, Swift has shared the lead single from the upcoming album, "ME!" — and while she teased that the album title was hidden somewhere in the new music video, no firm details have been announced.
Speaking of hidden clues, the singer's cover photo sees her repping "as many things/people I love on the jacket" in the form of buttons and badges — including a Drake "Hotline Bling" pin. There's another pin that reads "Track 5," prompting eagle-eyed fans to wonder if the new album will feature a long-teased collaboration with Drizzy.
Read her full interview with EW here.