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The Washington Press Club: I think this is a really good album.
There’s some good tracks, but the songs on this record feel like they’re not particularly relevant to the current state of the world.
I think it’s really good to hear some music that’s really resonating with people.
It’s a good album, and I think people should be excited about it.
I’m a fan.
[laughs] I’m not sure that it’s going to catch on as a pop song.
The album is pretty well done, but I think that if you listen to the song list and look at it, the lyrics are pretty generic.
I know this is the first album by Taylor Swift, but it doesn’t sound like a Taylor Swift album, even though she did a lot of other songs.
It sounds like a Kanye West record, right?
[laughs, pauses] That’s what I was saying.
I don’t know.
I have to think about it and get a little more specific.
I do think that the album is a pretty good record, but what I don’ know is if this is going to become a big seller.
I mean, this is one of the first albums that has sold more than 2 million copies worldwide.
But I’m still a little bit confused.
I haven’t really looked at the sales figures.
It seems like a lot has been sold.
If this is what the music business is really about, I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
I guess I’m kind of a Taylor fan.
You guys have been through this before.
When you guys were trying to get this music to the mainstream, how did you go about getting the lyrics to fit in with the story?
[sings] This is why we are fighting for the future of this planet.
I love this story.
I’ve been a fan of Taylor’s since I was in high school.
I was listening to all of her music, and she’s really a really interesting person.
I always listen to her music in a really thoughtful way.
I read her books.
I listen to a lot.
I just try to get her music to resonate with me and not necessarily fit in the context of her other work.
I didn’t want to make a record that was trying to be the next Kanye West or Taylor Swift.
I wanted to make something that was a reflection of who Taylor is and what she believes in.
It doesn’t feel like a pop album.
I thought that was interesting.
How does it feel to be making an album about a person who is not a pop star?
[music blares] She’s been doing this for 30 years.
I kind of feel like she was born into this world, and this is how she was raised.
And I think she’s had a lot to do with that.
She’s got this huge platform, and a lot is going on in this world right now.
It was really interesting to make an album that’s more reflective of the way she grew up, the way her music was perceived in the past, the fact that she had to make some sacrifices to get to where she is.
I really felt like this was the album that would give her some kind of sense of closure, and that she would feel proud of.
You’re playing at The Wiltern.
How did you get your first taste of this festival?
When I heard the music that was being played, I was like, I’m gonna play it.
There were a few songs that were pretty popular in the last year, like “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.”
I just got really excited to go to that show.
I heard about the bands and the performers and everything, and the vibe.
And the crowd was really enthusiastic.
We had a great time, and it was really cool to get some new people to the festival.
The crowd was kind of crazy.
They were super into it, and we had so many people there, we were all very excited.
When we were finally onstage, the first song that came on was by the group the Strokes.
It felt like the biggest crowd I’ve ever been in.
I got to see them perform a song that was one of my favorites from my last tour.
They had an incredible show, and they really put out a really great record.
So I thought, “I wanna go to this show, too.”
I wanted that.
I want that feeling of coming out of that band.
I went out with my mom on the second day of the show.
It feels really surreal, seeing them perform.
They’re like family.
They came to the show for the first time.
I remember seeing the video of their performance on Facebook.
It had a bunch of photos of them in their outfits.
And we were like, “This is awesome!”
I was super excited.
I had no idea they’d have a second show.
We all just thought it was going to be a long