• Mon, Aug 18 - 6:19 pm ET

Bet You’re Wondering What Taylor Swift’s Big Important Announcement Was

Taylor Swift Yahoo Live Stream announcement August 2014At 5:00pm on a Monday, you’re very unlikely to still be at your desk waiting on some sort of video announcement, but that’s exactly where Taylor Swift wanted you this afternoon. She’s been teasing some sort of announcement on Yahoo LiveStream for weeks now, and today was finally the fateful day when it all played out.

But you’d already left for the day when it streamed, don’t lie! (Don’t worry, I won’t tell your boss.) So what I’m gonna do is give you the bulletpoints. Cause ain’t nobody got time to watch Taylor Swift talk about her art for a solid half an hour. We have jobs and lives.

ANYWAY.

  1. The first thing is, she has a new song called ‘Shake It Off’, and she jumped around with the audience as it played.
  2. She also revealed that the album she’s been working on for the past two years will be called ’1989′, because it was inspired by late 80s pop, and it will be out on October 27th, although you can pre-order it at taylorswift.com RIGHT NOW. It’s also her first official pop album, so get psyched.
  3. AND she already made a video for it! And even coming from a skeptic like me, I can tell you it’s super likable. It’s her shaking herself around awkwardly in front of trained, extremely-skilled dancers. Curse you, Taylor, you got me again!

She also revealed some little tidbits like the fact that the deluxe version would have three bonus tracks of early recording sessions on her phone, to make the writing process a little more transparent, which I thought was cool. So what do we think? Looking forward to this album? I think I like the first single, so that bodes well, right?

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  • Papillon

    I love the fact that she’s not taking herself seriously AT ALL in the video?! She embraces her dorkiness and it’s adorable. Also, the rap-ish chant in the middle? Perfect.

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      Exactly!

  • sutton

    I have mixed feelings about her but I cannot deny that she writes some damn good pop songs

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      She really does.

  • A_Nicole

    not gonna lie i loved this video. reminded me of when she did that rap with T Pain for a skit called Thug Story lol. While I haven’t always been a huge fan of hers, I’ve had a couple nice encounters with her and she’s been taking herself less seriously lately.
    Damn it I’m turning into a Swiftie

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      That’s great! I’m glad to hear she’s nice in person.

  • Alyssa

    Noooo Alexis, Noooooooo. This video is so bad. I get that she’s making fun of herself, but I suffer from second hand embarrassment as I watch it. Each scene makes me cringe worse than the next.

    • Alyssa

      I also suffer from secondhand embarrassment when I watch Katy Perry’s new video. Her 90s teenager phase is REALLY stressing me out.

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      Totally in agreement for Katy Perry, but eeeeek I like Taylor’s video!

    • Alyssa

      She needs to come back around to the beautiful bubbly goddess princess she is and stop shopping for clothes on the clueless movie set.

    • avalon

      You have second hand embarrassment? You had to know someone was going to tell you…….”Shake it off”….Katy Perry is REALLY stressing you out? Just Relax and be happy.

    • Alyssa

      There is no happiness to be had, Taylor’s awkwardness sucked it out of me.

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      Hahaha!

  • guest

    i loved the video. hands down one of the most smile-worthy videos i’ve seen in a long tme :D

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      I smiled through it as well!

  • Daisy

    Ugh I’m actually so disappointed… I thought this song was just awful. But gahhh I also absolutely hated the Never Ever Ever song and that thing was a hit. I will just wait for the ballads.

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      Oh bummer! I hope there’s stuff on the album that you end up liking!

  • Cheong
  • TJ

    I didn’t want to like this but Tay-Swfity won me over! Loving the different dancers highlighted and her poking fun at her own dancing. Plus the song is super catchy… girl, you’ve done it again!

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      Dark magic!!!!

  • Malorie

    This video makes me so happy. We all need a reminder sometimes that there’s always going to be someone who’s better than you, more talented than you, more confident, whatever. And at the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter if you’re having a blast being yourself. I could watch Taylor gleefully and awkwardly throwing herself around rooms full of professional dancers all day. Taylor is enjoying herself so much, I find it impossible to feel embarrassed about the situation. I wish I could live every part of my life like that.

  • Mai Linh Phan Le

    I’ve been waiting for the day when she would call her music P-O-P! It’s extremely catchy but not exactly fan of the video – seems like “22″ 2.0

  • http://twitter.com/GypsyHeartMark L.M.S.

    I’m one good pop song away from stanning Tay Swift. I love this!