Taylor Swift says the creative ''floodgates'' are open for her next album.

The 'I Knew You Were Trouble' hitmaker recently started working on her fifth record - the follow-up to last year's 'Red' - and keeps drifting off into her own world mid-conversation as she is so preoccupied with her ideas.

She told Rolling Stone magazine: ''The floodgates just opened the last couple weeks.

''I'm getting to that point where I'm irritating to be around because I'll be with you for half the conversation and then the second half of the conversation I'm clearly editing the second verse of whatever I'm writing in my head.''

After her previous album saw Taylor join forces with the likes of Ed Sheeran, the 23-year-old singer is keen to keep up her tradition of collaborations and already has an idea of who she wants to work with this time round.

She said: ''I really loved collaborating. You work with a lot of different people and you find the people you have this dream connection with in the studio.

''I know those people and I know the ones I want to go back to. But I also have a really long list of the people I admire and I would really love to go and contact. So that's kind of where that is.''