And the evidence is starting to show up. With the international Monday, Oct. 25, release of the music superstar’s third album — “Speak Now” — approaching fast, the related media blitz is kicking in.
“I’ve actually been running and doing cardio for the last three months to prepare for it, to be honest,” Swift says.
“We’ve had this schedule pretty much set in stone for six months,
because it has so many parts that have to come together. To make sure I
could get through it, I’ve been warming up every day, not so much for
the exercise but for the endurance.”
A weekend of nightly Swift specials starts Friday, Oct. 22, on The Hub (the former Discovery Kids) and various talk-show appearances follow, so the 20-year-old winner of four Grammys and many other awards literally is in training for her packed schedule.
All the tunes on “Speak Now” were written by Swift, with the title cut, “Mine” and “Back to December” getting heavy air play already. Speculation has begun about exactly who she’s singing about, her “Valentine’s Day” movie co-star Taylor Lautner being a top guess … but Swift prefers not to specify the subjects herself.
“One of the things about writing songs,” she reflects, “is that I’ve never wanted to change the way I write them and why. I sit in a room and don’t let the millions of people who might hear the song affect what it ends up being. The only person I’m thinking about conveying a message to is the person the song is about. They’ve stayed very personal, but I’ve had this wonderful surprise that other people I’ve never met are able to apply my stories and my songs to their lives.”
Swift wouldn’t be opposed to having the hit FOX series “Glee” apply her songs, too, if the circumstances could work out.
“There have been conversations,” she confirms, “and when those happen with all these new opportunities, it usually comes down to scheduling. I’m a huge fan of the show, and I think it showcases music in a great way, so I would be really excited if anything were to happen there.”
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