"I tended to really explore the edges of what I'm allowed to do," Swift said today on "Good Morning America."
"Pushing myself and taking myself out of my comfort zone, which is writing alone and going and working with my heroes, songwriters that have influenced me my whole career. It really, really kind of challenged me in the best way possible."
Swift, who writes or co-writes all her songs, said she is writing non-stop and that the adventurous album takes her music to places she never thought her "music would ever go."
"I'm writing all the time. I wrote a new [song] two days ago. … I just grab a guitar and make stuff up," Swift said of her creative process. "When I started writing songs when I was 12, I would run to my room and write songs about a difficult day at school or something like that.Read More »from Taylor Swift on New Album 'Red' and Life in the Spotlight