Taylor Swift Talks Embracing Her Independence & Reveals Inspiration Behind ‘1989’ Songs (2014)

“1989 (Taylor’s Version)” is on the way! On the final date of the first U.S. leg of her Eras Tour, Taylor Swift announced that her re-record of her Grammy-winning 2014 album will be released on Oct. 27. In honor of the announcement, Access Hollywood looks back on our 2014 interview with Taylor about the original LP. The songstress dished on transitioning from country to pop with “1989” and creating the album’s signature, cohesive sound. She also shared details about the inspiration and creative process behind some of her new songs, including “Blank Space,” “Shake It Off” and “Out of the Woods.” Plus, Taylor reflected on celebrating her independence and shed light on life in the spotlight and her evolving perspective on dealing with critics.