According to one industry source, the next album by country crossover queen Taylor Swift will take her penchant for raw, confessional songwriting to a disturbing new level, confessing to things that no entertainer of her stature has ever revealed on record.
It’s a direction hinted at by several of the songs Swift debuted on her Australian tour dates late last year. Among them, a new number titled “Summer 2003” full of head-turning passages such as:
Like that night at the bum fight
When you kissed me out behind the cars
We ran laughing, jabbing strangers
With needles full of SARS, oh yeah
That’s just the tip of the iceberg, says our source.
“Based on what I’ve heard, there are some seriously troubling revelations on this new album,” says music journalist Ted Wyzneckowski, one of a select number of tastemakers invited to sit in on two of Swift’s recording sessions last week. “Drug-addled crime sprees with Martina McBride and Lee Ann Womack? Fixing the 2008 World Series? Multiple attempted kidnappings of Bob Lefsetz? We thought Taylor was the nice, sweet girl portrayed in most of her past songs, but she’s finally getting real with us. It makes for exciting, disconcerting listening.”
Swift reportedly also dips into family history for the first time, revealing her father’s mob ties and implicating various family members in most of the major conspiracies and unsolved crimes of the past 150 years.
Take another of her recent recordings, “Just Another Saturday.”
Calling bomb threats into all of the local schools
My uncle Pete, he was the gunman on the grassy knoll
Representatives at Swift’s record label refused to comment, citing fear for their lives.
“Beneath that poised, well-spoken exterior, the woman is clearly insane, dangerous, and exceedingly well-connected in the global crime underworld. I think she’s going to surprise a lot of people with this next album,” concluded our source in his final dispatch last week.
Wyzneckowski has not been seen or heard from since Saturday.
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