Yahoo livestream announcing the album's release date, she was heavily influenced by the music of the late '80s when writing the album.Taylor Swift's new album (out now) is named 1989 for the year that she was born, but also because, as she said in a
Swift has described the music of the '80s as "ahead of its time" and called the era for which she named her new album "a time of limitless potential."
However, aside from a very subtle reference to A Flock of Seagulls and the Polaroid-style photograph, the cover of 1989 doesn't really scream "Reagan era." Taylor's always down for a good joke, so we went ahead and created some alternate covers of our own, which are all oozing the geometric, big-haired vibe of the 1980s. Totally '80s. Taylor-o-rama!