Taylor Swift ‘recruits Drake for new album inspired by R&B and hip-hop’

The country-pop singer is reportedly heading in an "edgier" direction on her next album.

Taylor Swift has recruited Drake to help her create an “edgier” new album, according to a report.

Last month it was reported that the pair were working together on “different” but “catchy” new music. Now The Sun claims to have been informed that their new music is inspired by hip-hop and R&B.

The tabloid quotes an unnamed source as saying: “Taylor is always looking at ways to grow as an artist and really wants to try something different and unexpected for the next album. She’s not afraid of experimenting so is working with a lot of different faces to see if she suits a new sound.”

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The unnamed source is also quoted as saying: “The remix of her song ‘Bad Blood’ had a less pop vibe — especially once Kendrick Lamar featured on it — and was a big hit. So she thinks her fans will like her going in this direction.”

“Drake has been her friend for a while and it seemed a no-brainer that she would spend time in the studio with him. As well as writing with Taylor, he’s producing a few tracks and even lent his vocals to one song. It’s a real mix of edgier hip-hop and R&B sounds.”

Neither Swift nor Drake has responded to rumours of a collaboration. Following the Toronto rapper’s massive-selling ‘Views’ album in April, he has recently confirmed that a new release called ‘More Life’ will follow in December.

Announcing the news via his OVO Radio show on Apple’s Beats 1, Drake described ‘More Life’ as a “playlist” project that will “provide a soundtrack to your life”, featuring new music from himself and other OVO label mates.

Drake is due to tour the UK early next year. His full tour dates are as follows:


Glasgow, The SSE Hydro (January 25, 26)
London, The O2 (January 28, 30, February 1, 2, 4, 5, 14, 15)
Leeds, First Direct Arena (February 8, 9)
Manchester, Arena (February 11, 12)
Sheffield, Arena (February 17)
Birmingham, Barclaycard Arena (February 22, 23)

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