Taylor Swift may be staying out of the public eye ATM, but if we鈥檙e to believe insiders, the 鈥淏ad Blood鈥 singer isn鈥檛 simply twiddling her thumbs during her 鈥渢ime off.鈥 In fact, according to friend Ed Sheeran, Swift is busy working away on her聽next (hugely anticipated) album. And, according to a Nashville source, she鈥檚 weighing the pros and cons of different potential sounds for the new release鈥 including, the source tells ET, a return to country.

Taylor Swift on stage

While we鈥檙e sure that plenty of Taylor Swift鈥檚 fans would love for her to return to her roots and release an all country album, there鈥檚 no denying that it鈥檚 pop music that has launched her career into the stratosphere.

Taylor Swift on stage with guitar

With her new album expected to drop closer to the end of the year, we can鈥檛 wait to hear if she chooses country, opts for pop, or thrills us with an unexpected mix of the two. Or maybe she鈥檒l even knock us off our butts by releasing something we never would have imagined鈥 like a rap album, perhaps?

Do you think Taylor Swift should/will release a pop album, a country album, or something that mixes the two? Let us know @BritandCo!

(h/t ET; photos via Kevin Winter/Getty)