Having Taylor Swift as a best friend can certainly come in handy. T-Swizzle is arguably the biggest artist in the world right now, and HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned that she’s helping Selena Gomez write her own songs for her next album. Here come the Grammys!
We knew that Selena Gomez, 22, was coming out with a new song “soon,” but we just learned that Taylor Swift, 25, is helping her write her new material! Now, we’re even more excited to hear Selena’s next album. Find out all the details here!
“Taylor is such a prolific songwriter and strong woman. She has really had a profound impact on Selena. She encouraged Selena to make an effort to write more of her own songs. Taylor thinks it’s so important for young artists to take ownership of their music and not let record labels decide what their sound is going to be. She only wants the best for Selena,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
We have to admit — we do enjoy music more when the artists write their own songs. The lyrics just mean so much more that way. And Taylor is one of the best songwriters in the business, so we think it’s safe to say that Selena’s next album will be full of hits! Taylor’s being very hands-on in the entire process.
“Taylor has sat down with Selena a few times to talk about the writing process. Despite all her success, Taylor never comes across as arrogant or like a know-it-all. She just suggested a few things that helped her along the way and now Selena has incorporated them into her music. Selena has even shared some of the tracks she’s working on with Taylor and Calvin [Harris] to get their feedback. She respects them both so much and feels incredibly grateful that she has them as supportive friends,” our source adds.
Selena has songwriting credits on her last last four albums — nine to be exact — but none of them were ever huge hits. We have a feeling that’s about to change. What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Are you happy Taylor’s helping Selena write songs for her next album? Vote in our poll and tell us how you feel!
— Chris Rogers, Reporting by Tim Plant