Contact Us

Taylor Swift Premieres New Single ‘Shake It Off’ + Announces New Album ‘1989’

Shake It Off Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift debuted her new single ‘Shake It Off’ today, and this is one song you won’t want to shake from your mind!

The 24-year-old blonde premiered her new tune during her worldwide live stream this afternoon (Aug. 18) in New York City. She introduced the single as a songwriting collaboration with Max Martin and Shellback, who also helped pen her hits ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ and ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.’ The only difference this time around? They created something that sounded like nothing she has ever done before!

Taylor played the song for the lucky fans in the audience (and everyone tuning into the livestream), dancing around in her white crop top and high-waisted skirt while the upbeat song played in the background. The track features a brassy horn sound and catchy lyrics such as, “I go on too many dates, but I can’t make ’em stay / At least that’s what people say.”

‘Shake It Off’ is all about — well, shaking it off! “I’ve had to learn a pretty tough lesson in the past couple years,” she explained, adding that people can say whatever they want about you at whatever time. According to T. Swift, there are two options. “Let it get to you, let it change you, let it make you bitter and not trust people … Option two is you just shake it off!”

It’s clear which choice Taylor went for!

The pop star followed up the single announcement with an even bigger announcement — her new album is titled ‘1989,’ after her birth year and the late ’80s pop influence on her sound, and will be released on Oct. 27 as her “first documented official pop album.” Bonus: The deluxe version will feature three bonus tracks that are voice memos recorded on her phone.

Taylor kept the surprises rolling and revealed the album artwork and the video for ‘1989’ as well. The album cover is a polaroid photo of the singer, in a cozy sweater and bright red lipstick (of course), with “T.S. 1989″ written at the bottom in what looks like a Sharpie.


Taylor was totally right — all of this is nothing we’ve ever seen or heard from her before.

Swifties, how excited are you for ‘Shake It Off’ and ‘1989’?

Watch Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’ Video

Subscribe to K-Fox 95.5 on

Think You Know Taylor Swift? Learn More With This Video!

Subscribe to K-Fox 95.5 on

Next: What Taylor Swift's Latest Style Says About Her Next Album

Best of KFox95

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for K-Fox VIP quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive K-Fox VIP contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.