Taylor Swift discussed everything from songwriting to relationships as she interviewed rock and roll icon Pattie Boyd for the latest issue of Harper’s Bazaar.
Swift, 28, admitted she was “so excited” to talk to Boyd, 74, as she quizzed the model about being married to George Harrison and Eric Clapton, as well as opening up to her about her own experiences in the music industry.
The “Bad Blood” hitmaker called songwriting the “purest” part of her job, with her revealing there have been times when things can get a little complicated.
Swift explained, “There are definitely moments when it’s like this cloud of an idea comes and just lands in front of your face, and you reach up and grab it. A lot of songwriting is things you learn, structure, and cultivating that skill, and knowing how to craft a song.
“But there are mystical, magical moments, inexplicable moments when an idea that is fully formed just pops into your head. And that’s the purest part of my job. It can get complicated on every other level, but the songwriting is still the same uncomplicated process it was when I was 12 years old writing songs in my room.”
The candid chat then saw Swift admit that not everybody can be written about.
She told the mag: “I don’t know what it is that makes some people really creatively inspiring. There have been people I’ve spent a lot of time with who I just couldn’t write about. It’s just that some people come into your life and they have this effect on you.”
Not ending the interview there, Swift also told Boyd that she hoped to, “look back on my life with the same clarity, wisdom, and peace that you [Pattie] seem to have” one day.