Taylor Swift Announces 1989, Her First “Official Pop Album” — Get The Details!
Taylor Swift announced her new album called 1989 on Monday. During her Yahoo live stream, the singer revealed she’s been secretly working on the record for two years, describing it as her “very first, documented, official pop album.”
“The inspiration behind the record, I was listening to a lot of late-80s pop,” revealed Swift, noting the period “was a time of just limitless potential; wear what you want, be who you want, love who you want.” 1989 of course, was also the year Swift was born.
“I like to work on albums for two years because two years gives you enough time to grow and change,” she went on to explain. “I woke up every single day that I was recording this record not wanting, but needing to make a new style of music that I had never made before.”
The superstar, who also deemed the project “my favorite album I ever made,” went on to call it a “rebirth,” while many fans on Twitter commented it marked the start of Swift’s fifth era, since it’s her fifth studio album. Swift further said the record is the “most sonically cohesive album I’ve ever made.”
In a nod to the album’s old-school cover art, the deluxe edition will also feature 13 special polaroid pictures. And that’s not all. “I have three bonus tracks that are just voice memos from my phone,” revealed Swift.
Though the album won’t hit stores until October 27th, Swift premiered the lead single “Shake It Off” during her stream. Sh then posted the accompanying music video on YouTube.