Taylor Swift Once Went Into a Men’s Bathroom But Not for the Reason You Think
Many people probably have funny experiences of accidentally walking into a place they did not mean to go, and Taylor Swift is one of such people. Swift once revealed an incident when she found herself in a men’s bathroom. Find out the reason below.
Why Taylor Swift accidentally went into a men’s bathroom at an airport
In 2009, when Swift was first starting to get popular with the general public, she went on The Jay Leno Show. There, Swift shared that she once walked into a men’s bathroom. The reason? She was trying to write a song.
“When I get an idea, it happens really fast, and I need to record it really fast into whatever I have — either a cell phone, or write it on something,” Swift said, as reported by The Boot. “So I was walking through an airport, and I got an idea. I needed to write it on something. I knew that there were paper towels in the bathroom. So I ran into the bathroom, started writing it down, ran back to my terminal and finished the song … only to realize it was the men’s bathroom I had run into.”
Taylor Swift used to write songs at school
Swift started writing songs at a young age, and she actually penned some of her songs at school. For example, her first single, “Tim McGraw,” was initially created while Swift was in math class.
“I wrote [the song] in my freshman year of high school,” Swift revealed, according to CMT. “I got the idea in math class. I was just sitting there, and I started humming this melody. I kind of related it to this situation I was in.”
The track, which was inspired by Swift’s relationship with her then-boyfriend, did well with country music listeners. It landed in the top 10 of Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart in 2006 and spent 35 weeks on the chart overall.
Taylor Swift tries to write songs that can touch people emotionally
One thing that has set Swift apart from other pop artists is the way her music can touch people.
She often writes about her own experiences and transports listeners into her life. When Swift was still a teenager, for example, her songs talked about high school romance and different struggles young people go through. As she grew older, she also incorporated stories about fame and the music industry into her music.
In an essay for Elle, Swift opened up about how important it is for her to be raw and authentic in her songs. She wrote, “I think these days, people are reaching out for connection and comfort in the music they listen to. We like being confided in and hearing someone say, ‘this is what I went through’ as proof to us that we can get through our own struggles.”
She also compared a personal song to a book that has the ability to captivate readers and take them into the story.
Given how Swift has managed to conquer the world with her music and remain a high-earning pop star for a decade, it’s clear she understands the power of connecting with fans through her songs.