Swift’s important friendships

Taylor Swift says her friends are the most important thing in her life.

Taylor Swift no longer cares about having to fit in with the “cool” crowd.

The Shake It Off singer opened up about her struggles at school in a new interview. But Taylor says that while being popular was the most important thing when she was younger, now all she cares about is having a good group of friends.

“I’ve never had more friends who I trust and can rely on, but there’s always a bit of your self-perception that’s frozen in junior high, when you trained yourself to not feel cool,” she told Fashion magazine. “You’ll never really feel like you’re part of the ‘in’ crowd, but growing up means that matters to you less and less every day.”

Taylor, 24, also revealed in the interview she’s proud to be a strong, independent woman. And she credits her friends for helping make her the person she is today.

“When I was younger, I was just fascinated by romance and now the most important thing to me is the opinions of my sisterhood of friends,” Taylor said. “Celebrities surround themselves with people who don’t know what they want and only have you to validate their lives – that’s not interesting to me. You should not be threatened by women who are pretty and charismatic and good at what they do… my girlfriends have shaped me more in the past year and a half than any other factor.”

Taylor’s new single Shake It Off has proved a huge hit for the singer. And the blonde star insists the track sets the tone for her new album – which is vastly different than her last offering Red.

“The last album I made was a devastated record because while I was writing it, I was devastated by a big heartbreak,” Taylor said. “For this new record, I was in a different place, so it has a new kind of emotional DNA. It’s about exploring the world on your own terms.”
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Friday, 03. October 2014