I’ve worked with a lot of people who are 1/100th as successful as her and work in $2,000 a day studios, listen to music through $1,000 speakers, order expensive sushi, have an entourage around them and make it this whole fucking thing. All of those distractions are designed to make the music less and less personal and compelling. I think one of the reasons why she’s so brilliant is that she just simplifies the process. What’s incredible to watch about Taylor is she writes the same way I remember writing when I was 15. Just having an idea and a guitar and working it out. Other times, I’d email her a track I put together that I think she’d like. Twenty minutes later, she’d send me a voice memo of her singing this chorus on top of the track, and 20 minutes after that, she’ll send me a verse idea.