February 5th, 2014
12:58 PM ET
You want to see Taylor Swift bare it all? Listen to her music.
While some pop stars have a "less (clothing) is more" philosophy, 24-year-old Swift has kept her physical assets under wraps. But that's because, as she tells Glamour magazine in its March issue, she has a different definition of what it means to be naked.
"I find it relatively easy to keep my clothes on because I don't really feel like taking them off," the "Red" singer says. "It's not an urge I have. For me 'risky' is revealing what really happened in my life through music. Risky is writing confessional songs and telling the true story about a person with enough details so everyone knows who that person is."
It's true that her style of songwriting has gotten her into some pickles with ex-boyfriends who've presumed the music is about them (*cough* John Mayer *cough*), but Swift has neither regrets nor a desire to do anything differently.
"One of my big goals as a human being is to continue to write about what's really happening to me, even if it's a tough pill to swallow for people around me," she tells Glamour. So when it comes to her next album, expect to hear more tracks along the lines of "I Knew You Were Trouble."
"Working on this album has been unbelievable," she says. "On 'Red' I did three songs with Max Martin and Shellback - 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,' 'I Knew You Were Trouble' and '22.' I think we'll be doing a lot more than three songs together on the next album."
When she's not working, Swift continues to surround herself with girlfriends - including Hailee Steinfeld, Selena Gomez and The Civil Wars' Joy Williams - and readily admits that her go-to conversation of choice is dating. One of her favorite tactics? What Swift calls "the freeze-out."
"You don't respond to any of his texts or calls until he does something desperate, (like) shows up. Or he calls and leaves a voicemail. Something that makes it very clear to you that he's interested," she explains. "I think everyone should approach relationships from the perspective of playing it straight and giving someone the benefit of the doubt. Until he establishes that this is a game. And if it's a game, you need to win. The best thing to do is just walk away from the table."
Sounds to us like Swift just found the subject of her next song.
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