Taylor Swift Announces Her First Official Pop Album, Debuts New Single

During a worldwide live stream on Monday, Taylor Swift announced that she’s releasing her first official pop album, titled “1989,” on Oct. 27 and debuted new song “Shake it Off.”

“I woke up not wanting but needing to make a new style of music,” said the songstress.

That wasn’t all for the surprises in the much-hyped live stream — Swift also released the musicvideo (above) for her up-beat new single.

The singer had been dropping plenty of hints via Twitter before Monday’s Yahoo/ABC live stream in New York, and went so far as to say that “1989,” for which she also debuted the cover (below), is her “favorite album I’ve ever made.”

Taylor Swift New Album

While previous songs from Swift have been considered pop, her albums still qualified for honors such as Country Music Awards. She also won titles such as “top country artist” at the Billboard Music Awards and several country Grammys.

The isn’t the first time Swift has dropped a single in such a fashion. In 2012, she released her hit “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” during a live chat on YouTube. The singer reteamed with Max Martin and Shellback, songwriters and producers behind “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” for the single.

Swift will be performing at MTV’s Video Music Awards this Sunday, and can also be seen in “The Giver,” which hit bowed last weekend.

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    1. joe says:

      She is talented and can sing many styles.Why not let a singer have a good time and see how she does? Taylor is not trying to offend anyone. She just wants to enjoy making music.’ Shake It Off’ is a really catchy tune and the video is filled with so many talented people.I felt like dancing……and did in front of my dog!!

    2. Orl says:

      I had predicted that Taylor Swift would do a full pop album, but later in her career. That said I can’t wait to hear this new album! I loved 22 from her last album and felt that all of her next would be based on that catchy sound. Maybe because Ariana Grande did Problem with Max Martin, Taylor wanted to challenge Ariana with her own single with Martin on the charts at the same time. She’s had a few pop singers sing with her at her concerts, so why not make a full pop album on her own? I think she was drifting away from country with some of her last album Red, and this was really something she wanted to delve into with the pop songs. I hope it does have those retro 80s kinds of sounds that reflect her birth year of 1989. I’m from that time. Lastly I hope that Max Martin produced most of the album–he is a perfect fit for Taylor, like on the 3 songs he did for Red.

    3. Linda says:

      Is the country industry noting that she stated that this album will be pop? She better not be nominated for any country award!! They can’t count on her this time to boost ratings for their awards shows. They need to find other big names to draw the public in.

    4. Paul says:

      I hated “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” It just seemed so juvenile (even for Ms. Swift). However, I think “Shake It Off” is a great pop song, with a catchy melody and great production. Let’s face it, the girl is very talented and prolific.

    5. jhs39 says:

      This will probably be a shock to the majority of people on the planet who already consider her a pop artist.

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