(Radio.com) Rumors, hints and tidbits of information have been flying around for months already that Taylor Swift is preparing to record and perhaps release a new album this year. And now it's official: According to a tweet sent Thursday (Feb. 27) by her label Big Machine, the "22″ singer is indeed "in the studio."
The message came in reply to a fan who asked via Twitter if Swift had "any new songs or albums coming up in the near future?" And the answer simply was: "She is in the studio ;)"
This is the second hint that Taylor is working on her follow-up to Red. On Valentine's Day, she posted a photo to Instagram of her drinking champagne and eating sweets with Max Martin and Johan Schuster, better known as Shellback, with the caption "It's a studio Valentine's Day." Both those guys helped her go a little more pop on Red with the songs "22," "I Knew You Were Trouble" and "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together."
Swift's last album, which, when released in 2012, became one of the fastest- and best-selling albums in any genre in ages. Her massive Red Tour across North America last year, which included many stadium dates, was also among the highest-grossing outings of 2013. more on this story