The country singer, Taylor Swift premiered a new song 'Shake it Off' during a live stream on Monday and also hinted at a new music album which is in the pipeline.
Taylor Swift showed New Yorkers what she was up to by skywriting a message in the empyrean heights above NYC. The message read “Taylor Swift 8/18 5 pm Yahoo”.
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Her album is to come out soon and already she is choosing some songs from it for pre-play. Her new musical number “Shake It Off” came out amidst a party with a dance scene in it.
“Shake It Off” is her hot new single that Taylor Swift debuted during her Yahoo! live stream on Monday. "Shake It Off," actually addresses how "haters gonna hate." And Swift premiered the song while dancing
Taylor also spoke of how her album “1989” will arrive sometime in October. Of course, the cryptic year 1989 is actually Taylor’s birthday date.
The country siren especially pointed out how the music of the 80s had a huge impact on her and it was a time of great experimentation in the field of acoustics. You had an era there where the whole world was watching.
She furthermore spoke of how her music had undergone a radical transformation since the previous album Red which came out almost two years ago.
"Two years gives you enough time to grow and change; change what you believe in and what's influencing and inspiring you," Swift said.
"In the process, my music changed. I woke up every single day not wanting, but needing, to make a new style of music. This album is a rebirth for me."
Her song, “Shake It Off” was a joint project with the other artists working on the lyrics and melody. Max Martin and Shellback are the co-writers along with Swift. And both are also the producers of the single.
Taylor Swift also premiered the music video of "Shake It Off" that was fillmed in June in Los Angeles. And the filming of video was done in just three days.
Mark Romanek directed the video who is famous for his work on Nine Inch Nails' "Closer" and Janet and Michael Jackson's "Scream." And Swift appeared in the video in many different personas, including cheerleader, hip-hop B-girl and Lady Gaga-esque performance artist.
"All I think about are metaphors and cats," Swift said on the livestream. "And life can be greatly reflected in your willingness to dance."
"It was so much fun. I woke up every day of that shoot and couldn't wait to get to set," Swift told Rolling Stone about the video shoot.
"We had twerking, which was so funny. Those girls were trying to teach me how, and it's just never gonna happen. I tried really hard. They were teaching me what they do, and there's like a science to it – they're like digging their heels into the floor without you seeing their legs move, but their butts' moving. It's mind-blowing to me. They were explaining it all to me, and it's so above my comprehension of how to understand your body."
Right after the Yahoo! stream, Swift's new album 1989 was made available for pre-order on her official website. But the website crashed due to the heavy traffic of music lovers who started frequenting it.
In the deluxe edition of her album, there will be 13 Polaroid photos and and three bare bones versions of tracks that Swift recorded into her phone, are sealed in an envelope.
The new song meanwhile has the theme of a celebrity’s resilience behind it. Taylor Swift said that her life had been meddled with by the media and tabloids to the point of no return.
Either she could have let all that attention get her down or she could have rolled with the punches. It was a matter of choice and so she chose to ignore all the madness and live her life by literally shaking off the negative influence of people who want to tear you down.
"I've had every part of my life dissected — my choices, my actions, my words, my body, my style, my music," Swift said about the new single.
"When you live your life under that kind of scrutiny, you can either let it break you, or you can get really good at dodging punches. And when one lands, you know how to deal with it. And I guess the way that I deal with it is to shake it off."
Taylor has changed for the better and she is not about to let anyone make her depressed or give up. She has emerged a winner from the ordeals which would have brought anyone else to a complete standstill. She deserves a round of applause for her tenacity and toughness.