Beats 1 DJ Zane Lowe Interviews Taylor Swift

New Zealander Zane Lowe “tried his best to pull some more Easter eggs out of Taylor Swift during her midday interview on Apple’s Beats 1 Live show”, according to a Billboard story, “but even he knew it was a fool’s errand”.

The superstar did tell Lowe her new, as-yet-untitled album is “much more playful and actually inward-facing”, and much more about her as a person. “It’s kind of taking those walls, taking that bunker down from around you that I felt like I had to put up because, you know, after a while in certain times in your career where if you say something it’s going to be misconstrued,” she said.

Lowe also asked Swift some questions about working with New Zealander and ‘Me!’ producer Joel Little, 36, who co-wrote Lorde’s ‘Royals’.

Swift said her first time working with Little reminded her of her Nashville writing days, when she would bring her guitar into a room and just start working on a track with someone in a very organic way. “With Joel it feels [like] two songwriters in a room crafting a song, then you figure out what it’s going to sound like,” she said, noting that she worked with some other new collaborators this time around, without naming any of them.

Los Angeles-based Lowe, 45, is also the host of the Apple Music show Planet of the Apps.

Original article by Gil Kaufman, Billboard, May 1, 2019.


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