The other big change on 1989 is that for the first time in years, there are no diss tracks dishing about Swift’s exes. A few of the songs are about her relationships and love life, but they’re mostly wistful and nostalgic, not finger-pointy or score-settling. “Different phases of your life have different levels of deep, traumatizing heartbreak,” Swift says. “And in this period of my life, my heart was not irreparably broken. So it’s not as boy-centric of an album, because my life hasn’t been boycentric.
I want to share my saxophone cover of “Shake it Off” with you. I worked really hard on it and I arranged, edited, and recorded it all under a week. I hope you love it and will share it if you do. Thank you for hearing me out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXLjqX1MOxE
“For years, I was never sure if we were friends or not. She would come up to me at award shows and say something and walk away, and I would think, ‘Are we friends, or did she just give me the harshest insult of my life?” - Taylor Swift in Rolling Stone Magazine