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Taylor Swift is ready to "Shake it Off" with a brand new music video and, coming soon, a new album that's full-on pop music! Fans were hopeful that today's big Taylor Swift Yahoo Livestream featuring would deliver news that a new album might be on the way and sure enough, it's coming this October and it's titled 1989. That just so happens to be the year Taylor Swift was born. And it seems like we're seeing a bit of 1989 in some of the hip hop and boom box action in the video above.
Titled "Shake it Off," the new single goes full pop, with a video that cuts from one style of dance to the next, from ballet to hip hop, contemporary and more. And Swift is at the center of it all, singing, dancing and even doing a bit of rapping in there.
According to EW, the album title, 1989 is a nod to Swift's birth year and "the time period of pop history that it draws most heavily from." She's calling it her first documented "official pop album," and that seems evident enough in "Shake it Off," as there really isn't a shred of Country in the video. We'll have to wait and see how far she takes the 1989 pop culture influence in this new album. 1989 makes its official arrival on October 27, and fans can already preorder it over at TaylorSwift.com. It's also up for preorder at Amazon and iTunes, which has "Shake it Off" already available for purchase. 1989 follows super-successful Red among Swift's growing list of studio albums. Swift hinted that she'd be announcing the new album today, last week when she visited Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show.
In other Taylor Swift news, if you haven't watched her ALS ice bucket challenge video already, you need to check it out. Watch that here!