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Taylor Swift wasted no time delivering a bevy of great news for her fanbase during an exclusive worldwide live stream Monday afternoon in New York City: She's got a new single, a new album on the way which the former country sweetheart says is her "very first documented pop album," and a new video to get everyone on their feet.
And when we say "on their feet," we really mean it! The single, titled "Shake It Off," is an irresistibly catchy, dance-friendly ditty which has Swift declaring "haters gonna hate, hate, hate... I'm gonna shake it off, shake it off!"
The accompanying video shows the (now officially pop) pop star grooving in a variety of dance genres, including ballet, rhythmic gymnastics, contemporary, old-school hip-hop, techno, and even twerking. She even dons a cheerleading costume for the song's rapping bridge.
Swift's upcoming album is titled 1989, and features retro album art fashioned from a Polaroid photograph. She explains the title by noting she drew heavily from late-'80s pop influences for creative inspiration. Indeed, the cheer/rap in the middle of "Shake It Off" is reminiscent of Toni Basil's 1982 hit "Mickey," while the song's video features boomboxes and breakdancing that'll send music fans right back to, well, 1989 (which is, incidentally the year Swift was born).
Taylor premiered "Shakie It Off" during her live stream, dancing joyously with a small group of delighted fans as the track played. 1989 will be released Oct. 27 and the album is available for presale at Swift's official website. Taylor will be on Good Morning America tomorrow, Tuesday; tune in here to watch her then!