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Taylor Swift: 'My ex gave me a complex about music'

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Taylor Swift has revealed that one of her ex-boyfriends gave her a "complex" about music.

The singer explained in an interview with the New York Times that her hit 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' contains a reference to her former love with the line that suggests he found peace of mind "with some indie record that's much cooler than mine".

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"That all came out of this one relationship I was in," she said "This guy was just so, so cool. It kind of gave me a bit of a complex for this album, because he was always going on and on about this new band that was so cool because they were so underground."

She continued: "I have so many indie bands on my iPod. What I don't really understand is the attitude that if a band is unknown, they're good, and if they get fans, then you move on to the next band."

Swift explained that the ex-boyfriend in question was not a musician - explaining that he "just had a very eclectic, sophisticated taste" - but refused to comment on rumours that the record is about Jake Gyllenhaal.

"I don't talk about who it is specifically because these are real people," she said. "You try to give insight as to where you were coming from as a writer without completely throwing somebody under the bus."

However, Swift revealed that she previously reneged on a promise she made to an ex-boyfriend, who asked her not to write about him during their break-up.

"Of course I was like, 'Oh, don't worry, I won't'," she said. "And then I did. Look, it's not like it was written somewhere in the fine print that I write songs about my life. If we break up, I'm going to write about it. But I'm probably also going to write about when I fell in love with you. So there's an upside."

Swift has recently been romantically linked with One Direction star Harry Styles and Ed Sheeran, who will support her on her upcoming tour.

Watch the video for Taylor Swift's 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' below:

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