Thank you so much for fitting a 73-question interview into your busy schedule.
Oh, it’s all good.
Alright, cool, let’s do this. So what’s keeping you busy these days?
Uh, I’m just working out and getting ready for Grammys.
What’s the most exciting thing in life right now?
What are you completely bored of in life right now?
The Clickbait. (标题党)
What is something that recently moved you?
The movie ‘The Martian’
Ok, what do you have going on over there?
This is the room I write a lot of songs.
Nice Piano, how many guitars do you own?
I lost track of that in probably 2007.
What’s the first song you learned to play on the guitar?
Um, ‘Kiss me’ by Sixpence None The Richer.
What’s the first thing you do when you get an idea for a song?
I record a voice of myself singing it. Or I write it down on my notes.
What’s your song writing process?
Lots of preparation, I write a lot of my ideas down before I get into the actual session.
What song took you the least amount of time to write?
‘Blank Space’, cause I’ve written a lot of the lines down already in the year preceding the session.
Which one took the longest?
‘All too well’, cause it’s a really emotional song, I kept putting it down for months on end.
So is this the room where you keep all of your awards?
No, they are kind of everywhere. Do you wanna see the rest of the house? (Yes. Amazing)
Who is your favourite teacher?
My guitar player Paul teaches me a lot on the road about piano and guitar.
If you could teach one subject in school, what would it be?
Ok, see you are a scrabble player.
Yes, there is a word you might know. Check it out.
Uh, yep. Something tells who has planned.
Nope, that was spontaneous. I’m a very spontaneous person.
What’s your favourite beverage?
Coffee, would you like some?
Let’s see what you’ve got.
I have espresso, I have regular coffee. I have different flavors. I have a VMA here. You can’t really take that. I don’t think, but...
You definitely can’t drink it.
Now you can stir with it though.
Actually, I’ll have water.
What’s your favourite cocktail?
Vodaka and diet coke.
What’s your favourite food?
I mean if we’re just saying like what I wish I can eat everyday if calories can count, it’s chicken tenders.
What would you order at drive thru?
Um, cheese burger, fries, chocolate shake.
What was the best birthday cake you ever had?
It was from ‘milk bar’, it was from my 25th birthday and it wsa so good that even Jay Z rave about it.
What was the last thing you baked?
Um, a gluten free, diary free chocolate cake.
What one thing do you need to have in your fridge at any given time?
Hummus (土豆泥), wierdly.
What’s one thing that you still have in your childhood?
My insecurities. Do you wanna go outside and check out the other situation?
Let’s check out the other situation.
What’s your favourite TV show out of all time?
Favourite TV show that is currently on the air?
What is your favorite movie?
What was the movie that made you cry your eyes out?
My god, ‘The Martian’
Why do you think you are the most followed person on instagram?
Because my cats are adorable.
So, have you ever googled yourself? Yeah.
Taylor, what do you think when you google yourself?
I think you should never google yourself again.
If you had a superpower, what would it be?
If you are not a singer, what would you be doing?
Might be in advertising. Maybe like coming up with slogans and concepts is the same as hooks and songs.
Wow, this is very lovely out here. Thank you.
Can you show me really cool or blizzard talent?
Ok, I’m well aware this is not a talent. But this is like the only thing i can do, I have double jointed elbows.
Yeah, they are weird.
What’s something you can’t do?
I can’t do a cartwheel, or a handstand.
What’s the best complement you ever received?
That I’m generous?
What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?
My boyfriend planted an olive tree in my yard for christmas.
What’s one habit you should break?
Well, when I’m sitting there usually, I just do this with my leg. Like and people think that I’m nervous and then they get nervous and everybody is nervous.
Do you have nicknames?
Yeah, my brother calls me’Teffy’.
What surprises you most out of people?
I’m pleasantly surprised by the fact that i tell my friends absolutely everything. And it never ends up getting out.
What makes you laugh no matter what?
What does creativity mean to you?
Um, creativity is getting inspiration and having that lighting bulb idea moment and then having the hard work ethic to sit down at the desk and write it down.
So I found out that Nicole kidman swim with sharks. What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?
Like watching ‘shark week’.
What’s your favourite lyric of all time?
Um, I had dreams they were clouds in my coffee, from you are so vaint by Garly simon.
What’s one song, you wished you’ve written?
The ‘Friends’ theme song, because those were loyalties.
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