Taylor Swift’s New Album Is Called ’1989′ & Other Amazing Revelations From Her Yahoo Livestream

Taylor Swift is going pop. America’s sweetheart premiered her new Max Martin/Shellback-produced single “Shake It Off” during her Yahoo livestream and then revealed the title and release date of her fifth album. It’s called 1989 because that’s the year of Tay’s birth and the era she explores on the new opus. Yes, the former-country queen is releasing a collection of late ’80s pop songs!

Why? Well, Taylor said she fell in love with the bright colors and bold sounds of the late ’80s, calling it a time of endless possibility. And if “Shake It Off” is any indication, it’s an inspired choice. Other fascinating tidbits from the livestream include the unveiling of her 1989 album cover (see it after the jump) as well as its release date (October 27). The 24-year-old also debuted the dance-themed video for “Shake It Off” and details about the deluxe edition.

For starters, you will get voice memos from Taylor’s phone. So you’ll hear an idea, a melody or some words (ie. the origin of the song) and then be able to play the record and listen to the finished product. How innovative! As for the video? It’s a choreography-heavy affair that features her fans and a ballerina costume. It borders on cheesy but that’s surely part of the diva’s appeal.

Here’s a look at Tay’s album cover:

Check out the video:

And watch the livestream here.

Are you ready? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • Adam

    Uh… I’ll take Mariah’s “Shake It off” over this

  • Anthony Gilbert Aragon

    Love this single so much more then ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,’ it’s full on pop! And now i know she is coming out with a full on pop album which I think is a very wise decision.

  • Sydney

    I love Taylor Swift! My mom said if I have enough for my ticket I can buy a concert ticket and my mom will take me to 1989! I love pop music right now so I’m so pumped for the album and I pre ordered it on iTunes. Love always Tay.