By Bernard Dayo
Though Taylor Swift has been off the music radar for quite some time (her collaboration with Zayn Malik early this year might not mean much to proper Swift fans), she hasn’t just been futzing about in music limbo. While she hasn’t been active on social media or making red carpet appearances, she’s been keeping herself busy working on her sixth studio album since her world-conquering and genre-shifting 1989 album was released in 2014.
“Swift has been writing and recording her new album in Nashville for months,” says an inside source from E! News. “She is really looking forward to finishing the record and being able to have some time to connect with her friends. She has been working on it around the clock and will be making an announcement soon. She is really excited about her new music and can’t wait to share it with her fans.”
Certainly, Swifties, Taylor Swift’s intensely loyal fan base, will hold their breath in anticipation until her album drops. But the huge question, however, is will it live up to the delightfully shocking pop aesthetics and themes 1989 offered?
It’s one thing for Swift to slough off her once-familiar country music identity and gamble (for lack of a better word) with the mainstream world of pop. She has seemingly showed, with tours and stage performances, that she’s sticking with this new genre. And Swifties are definitely behind her. Or will they?