Taylor Swift has been more than a little bit cryptic about her latest announcements!
First, the 24-year-old singer teased a ‘big announcement’ by releasing a series of clues earlier this month, which included a video of herself punching the button for the 18th floor in an elevator, a photo of her cat Olivia Benson with the time 5:00 above her head, and finally, a screen shot of a Yahoo! search bar.
Later, Swift revealed that she was set to star in a worldwide live stream on Monday, August 18 at 5pm in New York City via Yahoo.com, but little else was disclosed about what she would be discussing.
She took to Instagram yesterday (August 17) to share a video of a skywriter promoting the Q&A as they wrote, “Taylor Swift 8/18 5pm Yahoo” above the NYC skyline.
Now, the secrets are out, and they are awesome!
Taylor announced today that she has a new single entitled “Shake It Off” and she premiered the track during the Yahoo! live stream just minutes ago!
Swift also revealed that she has a follow-up to her 2012 album Red on the way, saying that it’s her favorite record that she’s ever made! The superstar singer teased that she was inspired by late 80’s pop for the album, which is appropriately set to be called 1989 and will be in stores October 27!
Additionally, Swift dropped a fan-filled new music video for “Shake It Off,” which will undoubtedly leave you dancing! Watch below:
Details on 1989, including pre-order info and much more, can be found at www.TaylorSwift.com!
Slacker debuted the song FIRST on 98-7 AMP Radio, making us the first radio station in Detroit to do so!
Keep listening to hear “Shake it Off” again on AMP Radio and be sure to share your thoughts on the single in the comments section!