Taylor Swift has revealed some details about her next studio installment. During a Ustream live chat Tuesday, July 20, the country music singer announced that the effort is titled "Speak Now" and will arrive worldwide on October 25. "It's called Speak Now, and that pertains to the album as a concept and as an entire theme of the record more than I can even tell you," she said during the chat which drew more than 58,000 viewers.
"I've been working on it for two years, so ever since we put out Fearless, I've been writing for this record and sort of conceptualizing it and putting it together in my head and sort of figuring out what I want it to be," she explained more. "I like to take a lot of time in between albums to work up the next one and see what it is."
The songs that made the cut to the album are the ones which she wrote herself. "I didn't have any co-writers, and it didn't really happen on purpose," she stated. "I'd get my best ideas at 3 A.M. in Arkansas when I didn't have any co-writers around, so I would just finish it." And the same thing also happened in New York, Boston and Nashville. She said, "It just so happened that the songs that made the cut on the album were the ones I wrote myself, so, wish me luck!"
On the things that inspired her, the 20-year-old beauty said it's her experience in the past two years post "Fearless". She shared, "I write everything that I live, so you got to give yourself a little bit of time to live a lot of things so you can write about a lot of things, and my only option is to write about what I've been through and what I've lived, so thankfully, in the past two years, I've experienced a lot of things that I've been dying to write about and a lot of things that I wanted to say in the moment that I didn't."
The first single called "Mine" is going to be released on August 16 and it's about her "tendency to run from love." The ex-girlfriend of Joe Jonas explained, "[It's] every really direct example of love that I've had in front of me has ended in goodbye and ended in breakups and things like that. So I think I've developed this pattern of running away when it comes time to fall in love and stay in a relationship."
"The song is sort of about finding the exception to that and finding someone who would make you believe in love and realize that it could work out, because I'm never ever going to go past hoping that love works out." Later in the chat, she also talked about filming "Mine" music video in a "gorgeous" location which she wishes to live there one day.
Another track which will be included in the upcoming release is titled "Sparks Fly". She said, "I played that song at one or two shows, and you guys really jumped on it and made it something I had to put on the album, because you guys really showed interest in it."