During Taylor Swift’s debut Eras Tour concert, she opened up about her frequent lyrical inspiration.“So, sort of a recurring theme in my music is that I love to explain to men how to apologize.
I just love it,” the “Anti-Hero” songstress, 33, said of writing songs during her Friday, March 17, concert in Glendale, Arizona, per social media footage from the show. “It’s kind of my thing.
I love to tell them step-by-step, ‘Here’s how simple this is to fix things if you just follow these easy steps that I’m laying out for you in a three-minute song.’ I just love the idea of men apologizing.”Swift, whose Eras Tour marks her first live concert since 2018’s Reputation tour, had been introducing the show’s shift to her Folklore album era when she dropped her truth about songwriting.“[My songs are] kind of like journaling for you or something. [And] I wanted to do a different thing that I had done before [with Folklore],” the Cats actress explained during the show, before being met with widespread applause from the crowd. “You know, my albums have characteristically been, sort of, excruciatingly autobiographical where, like, when I put out an album, it just feels like getting some sort of live-streamed, public autopsy.”She added: “With this one, I thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be so fun to create characters and storylines?
They’ll live in different times, and they’ll do all these things and fall in love and hurt each other, go to wars and all these things.’ So, I created all these characters.”Three of the characters on her 2020-released Folklore are James, Betty and August — the former two named after two of BFF Blake Lively and husband Ryan Reynolds‘ daughters — on the single “Betty.”“This is a song about a teenage [boy] named JamesRead more on usmagazine.com