As promised, Taylor Swift hosted her Yahoo! Live Stream today (August 18) and revealed a whole bunch of great news for all you Swifties! The 24-year-old singer announced the title and release date of her fifth studio album, 1989, and also debuted the dance-themed video for the official lead single “Shake It Off.” 1989 will come out worldwide on October 27 via Big Machine Records: The standard edition will include new 13 songs while the deluxe edition will come packed with 3 bonus tracks and 3 of Taylor‘s songwriting voice memos recorded during the early creation of the album. “The inspiration behind this record, I was listening to a lot of late 80’s pop … I really loved the chances they were taking, how bold it was,” Taylor said. “It was apparently a time of limitless potential, the idea you could do what you want be what you want … the idea of endless possibility was kind of a theme in the last two years of my life. She then added, “For the record this is my very first documented pop album.”
“Shake It Off,” sees TayTay reunite with Max Martin and Shellback on a upbeat, haters-gonna-hate pop anthem driven by a gitty dance beat and subtle saxophone line. It’s nothing out of this world but its a fun little number that will undeniably certify her another hit so get used to it.
“I’ve had every part of my life dissected — my choices, my actions, my words, my body, my style, my music,” Taylor told Rolling Stone about the new single. “When you live your life under that kind of scrutiny, you can either let it break you, or you can get really good at dodging punches. And when one lands, you know how to deal with it. And I guess the way that I deal with it is to shake it off.”
Pre-order Taylor Swift’s new album 1989 on iTunes and receive “Shake It Off” now!