For Taylor Swift fans ecstatic that she recently won the AMA Artist of the Year award for the third year in a row, get ready for even more exciting news: Her new album has a brand-new sound -- and it may be ready sooner than you think.

"I'm so obsessed with where it is right now because I think, for me, the goal is that we start coming upon a sound that's different from everything that we've done before, an identity to a new record," she gushed to reporters backstage after the show. "Having come upon that so early in the process is just really thrilling."

While each of her albums share a common thread in the heartfelt lyrics that are Swift's hallmark, there is no denying that each has a unique sound, with 'Red' being the biggest departure from them all. So, what can we expect from her latest venture?

"I've got a lot of time to write more, but it's really looking promising so far…it's way ahead of schedule," she added. "So I'm really stoked for you to hear it."

Could it be coming as soon as 2014? We can't wait to find out!