For a rare press appearance on the cover of Elle UK’s April issue, Taylor Swift pulled out major fashion looks and penned an essay titled the “Power of Pop” for the feature, which was released on Thursday as the whispers of new music grow louder.

In the lengthy essay, Swift explained just why she loves to pen songs, confessing that music is the “closest sensation we have to traveling in time.” “I’m convinced that ‘You Learn’ by Alanis Morissette, ‘Put Your Records On’ by Corinne Bailey Rae and ‘Why’ by Annie Lennox have actually healed my heart after bad breakups or let downs,” she admitted at one point during the piece. “I love writing songs because I love preserving memories, like putting a picture frame around a feeling you once had. I like to use nostalgia as inspiration when I’m writing songs for the same reason I like to take photographs. I like to be able to remember the extremely good and extremely bad times.”

Swift also went on to share some of the songs that bring her back to the days of being on the road as a teenager. “When I hear ‘I Write Sins Not Tragedies’ by Panic! At The Disco … ‘How to Save a Life‘ by The Fray, ‘Breathe (2AM)‘ by Anna Nalick or ‘The Story‘ by Brandi Carlile, I immediately flash back to being 17 and on tour for months on end,” she wrote. “I would spend my rare nights off painting alone with candles lit in my room — just being alone with those songs (Those are all from the Grey’s Anatomy soundtrack. My commitment to that show truly knows no bounds).”

Meanwhile, Swifties are currently playing detectives, attempting to understand the symbolism behind her recent Instagram posts and her cat, Olivia Benson, seems just as confused with all the puzzling theories as the rest of us.

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