Taylor Swift more mellow with age

Taylor Swift performing with singer Brendan Urie at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards Show in Las Vegas this month.
Taylor Swift performing with singer Brendan Urie at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards Show in Las Vegas this month.REUTERS

BERLIN • Singer Taylor Swift is feeling less stressed and anxious as she approaches 30, but the superstar still takes security at her shows seriously.

"I think with fear, that's a fluctuating emotion," she said when asked about her experiences with stalking and the threat of terrorism at music venues.

"My fear tends to flare up when there are incidents. You know, somebody tries to break into one of my houses or there'll be a violent act that happens in the world," the 29-year-old told DPA in Berlin.

Swift has been the victim of stalking since she made it big. Terrorist attacks on concertgoers in Paris and Manchester have raised fears that live-music events are becoming targets.

Swift said her fans' safety is her "No. 1 priority".

As she approaches her next big birthday, she said she has become more mellow - and so has her sound.

After her deeply personal 2017 record Reputation, her upcoming seventh album is going to be "very different". "I almost look at my last album as a storm and this album kind of feels and looks the way that a sky would look after a storm," she explained.

DPA

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 25, 2019, with the headline 'Taylor Swift more mellow with age'. Print Edition | Subscribe