Taylor Swift and Paul McCartney interviewed each other for Rolling Stone’s new cover story. The singers got candid about their personal lives. Swift opened up about her romance with boyfriend Joe Alwyn. Also, about why she continues to write breakup songs despite being in a happy relationship.
It only took one day to confirm what I had suspected for years: Paul McCartney is the loveliest person alive. Thank you @RollingStone for making this happen. The Musicians on Musicians Issue is out now 🙏 https://t.co/OS4lnNHK7T
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— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) November 13, 2020
The Blank Space singer discussed her song, Peace, of her latest album, Folklore . She admitted it was rooted in her personal life. Talking about the song’s theme, she praised McCartney for doing a “really excellent job” at bringing peace into his own personal life and “carving out a human life within a public life.”
Taylor Swift On Living A Normal Life As A Celebrity
Swift recalled how his daughter, Stella, shared with the singer that she had a normal childhood despite having popular parents. In response, McCartney said they made sure to keep their children’s feet on the ground.
However, Swift admitted that it has been hard for her to achieve the same with paparazzi hiding “outside in the bushes” and following her every move. She added that she couldn’t control the “fake weird headlines” about her and Alwyn in the news.
When asked if her partner can “sympathize with that and understand” with her A-lister lifestyle, Swift replied, “absolutely.” Additionally, Swift said about her relationship with Alwyn–
“But I think that in knowing him and being in the relationship I am in now, I have definitely made decisions that have made my life feel more like a real life and less like just a storyline to be commented on in tabloids. Whether that’s deciding where to live, who to hang out with, when to not take a picture – the idea of privacy feels so strange to try to explain, but it’s really just trying to find bits of normalcy. That’s what that song ‘Peace’ is talking about.”
Swift is known for “writing break up songs like they were going out of style”. When McCartney brought up that fact, the Bad Blood hitmaker laughed. She admitted she still writes songs about failed romances even if her own relationship is going strong.
“I still write breakup songs. I love a good breakup song. Because somewhere in the world, I always have a friend going through a breakup, and that will make me write one.”
Second Most Influential Celebrity Of The Election
Aside from music, Swift is also known for using her platform to raise awareness about certain issues. She was among the celebrities who actively supported Joe Biden in the presidential election.
Swift is second to LeBron James as the most influential celebrities of the election. This claim is based on a survey conducted by Whitman Insight Strategies and MRC Data.