We were both the uncool kids. Our fanbase is exactly the same.

If you look at any big pop person, the girls are there, or the boys all dressed up, hair done properly. Whereas our gigs, we attract the outsiders, they relate to us the most. I get kids turning up to my shows on their own. I was never a lone wolf, I’m a sociable guy, but I’ve always done my own thing. We’re all outsiders who found solace in music.

—  Ed Sheeran on how he and Taylor Swift appeal to the same people. (x)

"Ed texted me last night," she told The Sunday Times Culture Magazine, "and went, ‘I’m in a club, it’s 3am, they’ve played Shake It Off three times in the three hours I’ve been here.’

"And I had this feeling of complete triumph, of victory. I’ve always wanted to write a song that people would dance to.

"I’ve done songs that people have sat and listened to, and reflected on the thoughts it produced in them; or songs people would cry to when they were going through a break-up. "But to do a song where people’s first instinct is to dance, oh, I’ve wanted that for so long."

—  Taylor Swift for Sunday Times Culture Magazine (x)