Taylor Swift is reportedly going into the studio with Drake for her follow-up album to 1989, because she wants to create something “edgier” with more R&B, hip-hop flavor.
It had been reported by NME last month that the two were working on “different” but “catchy” new music, and now a source for The Sun claims that it is hip-hop and R&B inspired, but at this point, it is all just rumors.
The tabloid reported, citing an unnamed source so temper your expectations, that, “Taylor is always looking at ways to grow as an artist and really wants to try something different and unexpected for the next album. She’s not afraid of experimenting so is working with a lot of different faces to see if she suits a new sound.”
The source is further quoted as saying, “The remix of her song ‘Bad Blood’ had a less pop vibe - especially once Kendrick Lamar featured on it - and was a big hit. So she thinks her fans will like her going in that direction.”
“Drake has been her friend for awhile and it seemed a no-brainer that she would spend time in the studio with him,” the source said.
The Sun’s source is not the only one who has been hinting Swift may be working on a new album, and model and friend Gigi Hadad also told Entertainment Tonight that she is.
Drake is also reportedly working on a few tracks after releasing his wildly successful album, Views, back in April. He recently confirmed that a new release entitled More Life will be coming out in December. When he announced the project on his OVO Radio show on Apple’s Beats 1, he described it as a “playlist” project that will “provide a soundtrack to your life,” and will include new music from both himself and his label mates on OVO.
Thus far, neither Swift or Drake has responded to the collaboration rumors. This could just be a plant to keep both artists in the news, a total fabrication or in the off chance there is some truth to it. Either way we will see once Swift starts releasing music again.