May 27, 2015

Taylor Swift: Being A Pop Star Is "Not That Hard"


Easier than it looks! Taylor Swift sounded off on her music career in a new interview with BBC Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw, telling the DJ that her hit albums, sold-out tours, and many awards do not take quite as much work as many people think.

"It's not that hard, I'm telling you now it's really not," Swift, 25, told Grimshaw, according to the BBC. "Sometimes I really don't think it's that hard at all."

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The "Style" singer, who recently made the transition to pop from country, is currently in the midst of her 1989 World Tour and added to Grimshaw that concert dates around the globe help her to feel more productive.

"That's the best part of this," she said of the international tour. "When you walk off stage and you're drenched in sweat and you're tired and your legs hurt... It feels like you're really working for the job. It's nice to feel tired after a show. I'm like 'Oh my God, I'm finally doing something.' I really like the feeling of: 'You know what? I've been busy. I deserve this watching two hours of TV at the end of the night.'"


Swift, who said that her show of choice for chilling out post-concert is Friends, kicked off the 1989 Tour in Tokyo earlier this month. She then made her way back to the United States, playing two shows in Louisiana. She will continue to tour throughout the summer, playing more than 75 shows in big cities across the globe including London, Amsterdam, Chicago, Los Angeles, Sydney, and Montreal, among others.

The Grammy winner's setlist is made up of a few old favorites such as "Love Story" and "I Knew You Were Trouble," but mostly features cuts off of her latest album 1989. One of her recent singles and tour numbers, "Black Space," was a huge success for Swift, hitting No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, but also a bit of a tricky track for her fans.

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The lyrics to the song about new love and ex-boyfriends were widely misheard by listeners. Swift's line of "Got a long list of ex-lovers / They'll tell you I'm insane," was famously interpreted as "Got a lot of Starbucks lovers / They'll tell you I'm insane," and the goof even made it all of the way to the singer's mother, Andrea Swift.

"'Hahah it really does sound like Starbucks Lovers..." - my mom just now who is SUPPOSED TO BE ON MY SIDE," the "Welcome to New York" singer tweeted on Saturday, May 23. "Smh."



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