Taylor Swift 'Shakes Off' Haters and Players in New Dance Party Video
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.
Taylor does the robot. (Taylor Swift/Big Machine Records)
Taylor with a big boombox. (Taylor Swift/Big Machine Records)
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).