Taylor has been teasing us with “big news” for a few weeks now. All was finally revealed in a Live Stream today hosted by Yahoo! And when Taylor says big news, she MEANS it. She kept dropping surprise after surprise, just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be any more news. In case you missed it, here’s what you need to know!
Taylor’s 5th studio album will be released on October 27th! The album, named “1989,” gets its title both from the year Taylor was born, and for the “late 80s pop” inspiration for the album. That’s right: this is the first full, purely pop album from Taylor. (Didn’t we all know it was headed in that direction?) There will be a deluxe edition available, with 3 extra tracks, and each physical copy of the album will include 13 Polaroids.
While there isn’t a tracklisting for the album yet (she can’t reveal everything!) You can pre-order the album on iTunes now and get an instant download of her new single, “Shake It Off.”
Taylor also performed “Shake It Off,” during the live stream. And then she dropped the video. Watch it below!
While we’re a little sad Taylor is leaving her country roots behind completely (her first album will always be our favorite), we’re excited to hear the next evolution of her sound. And, as she likes to follow the same patterns, we’re pretty sure that we’ll have a date in 2015 at the Prudential Center for the “1989” Tour. (Tour dates were the one thing she didn’t announce today…she covered literally everything else you could hope for!) Taylor did reveal that she will be hosting a contest and giving 1,989 lucky fans the chance to win a meet & greet on tour. Visit TaylorSwift.com for more info on how to enter!
This weekend T. Swfit will be performing at the MTV Video Music Awards. Tune in to MTV on Sunday, August 24th at 9PM EST to watch!