Taylor Swift pulled off an edgy, rock n' roll look on the February cover of the fashion bible, Vogue, thanks to her blown-out locks and new bangs. The shoot took place on the eve of her 22nd birthday, and when Swift began showing up at events sporting her newly-sheared bangs, people began talking, since she looked so different with her new cut. In this behind-the-scenes video from the cover shoot, Swift reveals how the decision to chop bangs into her signature curls came about and more.

Swift said she was game for anything at the photo shoot, and since she is so genetically blessed, she can throw her hands up and just get bangs on a whim. "It was interesting that morning. Should we do bangs, extensions? I said, 'Just cut it. This is Vogue. Why not?' So I have bangs now," she recalled.

We must say that the new 'do is one of the singer's most sophisticated and sultry looks ever. The bangs work for her and for the theme of the shoot, which was "rocker-edgy" and showed us her being photographed with her guitars.

Swift took us further behind the scenes of the shoot in this two-minute clip. While seated on a golden, crushed velvet couch, she opened up about her favorite subject matter: love and relationships, which she also discussed in her cover story. She admitted, "I write a lot of my songs about love and break ups and relationships and feelings and the whole process because it's the most maddening, beautiful, magical, horrible, painful, wonderful joyous thing in the world, love."

Swift certainly said a mouthful there, but it surely summed up love effectively. She continued later, "Whether you are giggling to yourself because you met someone or are bawling your eyes out in your car because you had to break up, that's when you need music the most and that's why I write music about it."

Swift enjoyed the Vogue shoot because she loved the new hairstyle, new makeup and posing with her instruments. She praised the stylists for creating a look that was "a departure but recognizable."

Watch Taylor Swift Behind the Scenes at Vogue