Spring Music Preview: Taylor Swift

The pop-country superstar sets out to record her fourth album

Taylor Swift, Australia, burswood Dome, 4th album, RED
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Taylor Swift performs live on stage at The Burswood Dome on March 2nd, 2012 in Perth, Australia.
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After wrapping up her latest blockbuster world tour, Swift is already thinking about cutting the follow-up to 2010's megasmash, Speak Now. "I have the entire summer just to finish up the record," says Swift, "so that will be awesome." Expect some new tricks: "There are a few songs that are completely from another person's perspective," adds the singer. "I really like the feeling of making little departures musically."

This is a story from the April 12, 2012 issue of Rolling Stone.

From The Archives Issue 1154: April 12, 2012