Taylor Swift opens up about her songwriting process in a new article for “Harper’s Bazaar” in which she interviews Pattie Boyd, the British model who was married to both Eric Clapton and The Beatles George Harrison.
“There are definitely moments when it’s like this cloud of an idea comes and just lands in front of your face, and you reach up and grab it," Swift tells Boyd. "There are mystical, magical moments, inexplicable moments when an idea that is fully formed just pops into your head. And that’s the purest part of my job."
She adds, "It can get complicated on every other level, but the songwriting is still the same uncomplicated process it was when I was 12 years old writing songs in my room."
Taylor also notes that not everyone who’s been in her life has necessarily been an inspiration for a song. "There have been people I’ve spent a lot of time with who I just couldn’t write about," she shares. "... It’s just that some people come into your life and they have this effect on you."