Taylor Swift on Kanye West collaboration: ‘He’s got a lot of amazing ideas’

The rapper had previously claimed that the pair were 'going into the studio together'

Taylor Swift has discussed her rumoured forthcoming collaboration with Kanye West.

Having been photographed together at the Grammy Awards, West stated in an interview back in February that he and Swift would be “going into the studio together”, but now, speaking to ET, Swift has described the team-up as still in its infancy.

“[Kanye] has said that [we’ve been collaborating],” Taylor said in the interview. “We’ve never been in a studio together, but he’s got a lot of amazing ideas.”

“He’s one of those people that’s just like idea, idea, idea,” she continued. “He’s very creative and… I think we’ve talked about it but we’ve also talked about so many other things… I completely respect him as a producer. So, that’s all I know now.”

Swift and West recently made amends following their infamous fall-out at the MTV VMAs in 2009, when West interrupted Swift’s acceptance speech to argue that the Best Video award should have gone to Beyoncé.

Meanwhile, The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers recently shared his opinion on West, saying that “Everyone’s afraid to say anything contrary to him being a genius”.

Elsewhere in the interview, Swift talked about the follow-up to her recent ‘1989’ album, “I’m not making the next record yet, that’s going to take a lot of thinking about what that should be.” But she did add that she would like to do something “different” with her next record, “With ‘1989’, I love this album so much that I think it’d be doing a real disservice to try and copy it the next time around. I think it’s going to have to be something very different, creatively.”

As was reported earlier this month, Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ album has officially gone double platinum in the UK. The singer’s fifth studio LP has now sold over 600,000 copies in the country since it was first released last October. Swift recently spoke out about the ‘public humiliation’ she faced over her love life and has deemed the public’s reaction as ‘unfair’. “There is no easy way for me to engage with romance. I’m really busy, so I can’t. And it’s a good thing that I feel really independent and I feel that my friends are all I need,” she said. “It’s kind of a sad way I got there though, being shamed into it.”

Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ album was also confirmed to be louder than AC/DC’s ‘Back In Black’, according to a study conducted by a mastering engineer.

Ian Shepherd, the founder of Dynamic Range Day, carried out a study comparing the volume of popular albums. According to Shepherd’s study, Swift’s ‘1989’ clocked in at a DR6 rating, which makes it much louder than both ‘Back In Black’ and Metallica’s ‘The Black Album’ (DR12 and DR11 respectively).

‘1989’ also registered as being louder than Radiohead’s ‘OK Computer’, Jack White’s ‘Lazaretto’ and Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’.
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