Confession: I love Taylor Swift’s country side. She’s an incredible songwriter that has built an empire on evocative storytelling and polished guitar arrangements. So when I first heard her new single, “Shake It Off,” I didn’t know what to do.
“I don’t! I really don’t! Because my hair is short now and it’s a lot easier to just brush it. Also, you know, I think New York is one of those cities that feels worth dressing up for, if that makes any sense. I just feel like when I walk out onto the sidewalk in New York, I have to just try a little harder. It’s not like an extra hour at the gym. I read that somewhere and I was like, ‘That’s ridiculous.’”