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Taylor Swift has been a bit tight-lipped about when fans can expect her new album, but she’s giving fans a little insight into what to expect in a new interview with “Entertainment Weekly.” 

First off, she says the album will have more songs on one record than she’s ever released before. “I try not to go into making an album with any expectation,” she says. “I started to write so much that I knew immediately it would probably be bigger.”

As for the songs, Taylor says. “I’m trying to convey an emotional spectrum. I definitely don’t wanna have too much of one thing,” adding, “You get some joyful songs and you get the bops, as they say,” as well as, “really, really, really, really sad songs,” but “not enough to where you need to worry about me.”

  • As for how this album is different from “Reputation” Taylor notes, “This time around I feel more comfortable being brave enough to be vulnerable, because my fans are brave enough to be vulnerable with me,” noting, “it’s much more of a singer-songwriter, personal journey than the last one.”
  • Also in the interview, Taylor reveals that her last album was inspired by "Game of Thrones." “So much of my imagination was spent on ‘Game of Thrones,'" she said, mentioning the album was centered on revenge,  but also finding “something sacred throughout all the battle cries.” She adds, "These songs were half based on what I was going through, but seeing them through a ‘Game of Thrones’ filter.”

Ed Sheeran and Adele are among the UK artists landing on the “Sunday Times’” annual music “Rich List.” Ed actually surpasses Adele this year, landing at 17 thanks to earnings of $207 million in the past year, while Adele is at 22 with $194 mil, despite not touring or having any new music out.

Meanwhile, Ed also tops the annual list of the Wealthiest Young Musicians, with Harry Styles coming in second and his One Direction bandmate Niall Horan in third.

Wealthiest Young Musicians

  1. Ed Sheeran - $207 mil
  2. Harry Styles - $75 mil
  3. Niall Horan - $64 mil
  4. Little Mix - $59 mil
  5. Louis Tomlinson - $57 mil
  6. Liam Payne - $55 mil
  7. Zayn Malik - $47 mil
  8. Sam Smith - $42 mil
  9. Rita Ora - $23 mil
  10. Stormzy - $21 mil

Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang recently fired off a letter accusing Woodstock 50 investors Dentsu of not only trying to sabotage the festival, but stealing $17.8 million. Well now Lang and his partners are suing over it.

Woodstock 50 organizers have filed a lawsuit in attempt to get back that missing $17.8 million, arguing they were shocked when Dentsu pulled out of the festival, and then deliberately set out to ruin the fest by contacting agents of performers.

Woodstock 50 promoters insist the festival will still go on. It’s supposed to take place August 16th - 18th in Watkins Glen, New York, featuring such acts as Jay-Z, the Killers, Imagine Dragons, Chance the Rapper, The Raconteurs, Robert Plant and the Sensational Shapshifters, Halsey, Miley Cyrus,Dead & Company, Greta Van Fleet, Sturgill Simpson, Brandi Carlile and more.

Ryan Tedder says Adele's doing well: Adele has split from husband Simon Konecki, and now her frequent collaborator, OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder, is giving fans an update on how she's doing. "(I) see her quite frequently. I think she's in a good place," he tells "Us Weekly." "It was very difficult... But she is in a good place, for sure." As for whether her personal issues will come out in her music, Ryan notes, "Without question."

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