Taylor is on the cover of the June issue of ELLE Magazine! Taylor looks beautiful in the editorial and was interviewed by her friend and Rookie Mag Editor in Chief Tavi Gevinson. Make sure to check out the photos and outtakes in the gallery and read a sneak peak from the interview below!
Who better to get to the heart of the phenomenon that is Taylor Swift than one of her besties? For ELLE’s June Women in Music Issue cover story, Tavi Gevinson sat down with Swift to talk about matters of the head, heart, and everything in between. Pick up the June issue on newsstands nationwide on May 19 to read the entire interview. Below, check out a sneak peek of their conversation.
Since the age of 14, I have littered—excuse me, adorned—the Internet with Taylor Swift analyses. I was first struck by how much more agency she had over her songwriting and public image than other popular artists tapping into my demo, and by how it felt to get permission from a girl wielding a guitar to shamelessly express one’s emotions, despite how often doing so can get you called “crazy” (that sexist euphemism for “feminine”). With the release of her fourth album, Red, in 2012 and a handful of highly publicized romances, Taylor was criticized by the press and other entertainers for such sinful acts as dating people and writing songs about it, gaining a reputation as boy-crazy and love-ridden.