Aw, you can’t win them all! 1989 singer Taylor Swift admits that upon losing Album of the Year Grammy for her album Red , she had gotten a bit emotional and shed some tears.
“When they announced the Album Of The Year winner,” Swift says in a new interview for Grammy Pro, “it was like, ‘And the album of the year goes to…Reeeeeandom Access Memories, Daft Punk! And they really dragged out the ‘reeee.’ And for a second there, I kind of thought we had it, and we didn’t. I remember not going to after-parties, I went home and I cried a little bit, and I got In-N-Out Burger and ate a lot.”
Swift also talks about how she decided that night that 1989 would be a full-on pop album, in which she said it resulted in “like a dozen sit-downs” with her record label, who were reluctant to allow her to abandon her country sound.
Then she dives into individual songs on the record, talking about how “Blank Space” was inspired by the media’s mockery of her love life, and playing the now-infamous “voice memos” rough version.