Taylor Swift is full of surprises this week, and her latest is a kitten-filled delight. After premiering 1989 track “Out Of The Woods” as a buzz single on Tuesday, the country-turned-pop force appears in a brand new Diet Coke ad along with her cat Olivia and basically an army of other felines. And for those of you who can’t wait for the October 27 release of Taylor’s new album (surely there are a few?), you can hear a clip of brand new song in the commercial.
Watch Swift and her pussies above. More »
Is it October 27 yet? No, we’re not quite out of the woods yet — but Taylor Swift is making the wait a little easier for her Swifties, in the form of a lyrical tease for the next two weeks.
After shaking her way up to #1 with “Shake It Off” and unveiling her shimmering new 1989 jam “Out Of The Woods” yesterday, the pop princess revealed the first new lyric from her forthcoming late ’80′s pop-inspired record. More »
Following the release of her bouncy, hater-shaking new #1 single “Shake It Off”, ever-giving pop darling Taylor Swift has just revealed a second taste of her forthcoming late ’80′s-inspired record, 1989.
We thought the Jack Antonoff-produced electronic jam “Out Of The Woods” sees Taylor in “typical Taylor fashion” on top of an “echoing vocal sample and bed of synths.” But how did Tay Tay’s latest song fare out in the wilderness of the critics out there? Check out what everyone else had to say. More »
Taylor Swift‘s latest 1989 song to be released is “Out Of The Woods,” which – duh — is already #1 on iTunes, mere hours after it became available for purchase. (Note: Apparently it’s not the official follow-up single to “Shake It Off.”) In typical Taylor fashion, the Jack Antonoff-produced track is a lament over a past relationship, and this time around it’s supposedly One Direction‘s Harry Styles getting zinged by Swift’s lyrics. Lucky him.
“Looking at it now, last December, we were built to fall apart, and fall back together,” Taylor reminisces over an echoing vocal sample and bed of synths. Hear the full moan-fest below. More »
Taylor Swift created a dance party on stage during her performance of “Shake It Off,” on The X Factor UK yesterday (October 12). The singer, sparkling in a black sequined top and matching short-shorts, performed alongside a group of tuxedo-clad backup dancers. The ’20s-inspired design of the stage (complete with backup singers wearing flapper dresses) was a good distraction from Swift’s not-so-strong vocals.
“Shake It Off” continues to dominate the Hot 100 chart for seven straight weeks, and is currently sitting at the #2 spot. Her appearance on The X Factor UK was a part of her promotional tour for her upcoming fifth studio LP, 1989 (out on October 27). The follow-up single, “Out Of The Woods,” will be released on October 14. More »
“Out Of The Woods” is nearly out in the open.
After teasing the name of her “Shake It Off” follow-up single via Instagram last week, 1989 singer-songstress Taylor Swift has just given us the first taste of what’s to come from “Out Of The Woods” — a track Rolling Stone suggests has to do with her ex, Harry Styles.
The teaser, which was played on this morning’s Good Morning America, runs about 20 seconds long and provides just enough of a taste of that catchy chorus: “Are we out of the woods yet? Are we out of the woods yet? Are we in the clear? Are we in the clear?” Swift chants above a propulsive, slightly ’80′s-tinged electronic pulse that recalls Tegan & Sara‘s latest LP, Heartthrob. Listen to the preview after the jump. More »
It’s a great time to be Taylor Swift! For the second time, the 1989 country pop-turned-regular pop princess has been named Billboard’s Woman Of The Year.
After snagging the award in 2011, the “Shake It Off” songstress becomes the first woman ever to be picked twice for the honor by the official chart organization. The Woman Of The Year title is awarded yearly to one woman in music who “has shaped and inspired the music industry with her success, leadership and innovation over the past twelve months.”
Previous winners have included Pink (2013), Katy Perry (2012) and, of course, Taylor Swift (2011). Read on after the jump to see what they had to say about giving Tay the title once again. More »
Postmodern Jukebox, the same group who brought us the awesome bluegrass cover of Nicki Minaj‘s “Anaconda,” is back with another spin on a current pop favorite! Their latest song is a Motown-inspired version of Taylor Swift‘s “Shake It Off,” from her upcoming fifth album 1989 (out on October 27).
With help from singer Von Smith (who looks quite classy in a black and white tuxedo), they manage to add some vintage soul to the playful single – complete with harmonized background singers and a horn section. The result is a super-fun cover that could be enjoyed by lovers of the old-school sound as well as the new music generation. More »
Vance Joy has quickly become one of our favorite acts to Pop Up in the past year, beginning with his breakout smash “Riptide” all the way through to his upcoming debut LP, Dream Your Life Away. But we’re not the only ones caught in the wave of love for the Aussie singer-songwriter: 1989 darling Taylor Swift‘s getting in on the action too.
During her performance on Live Lounge for Fearne Cotton (where she also sang her #1 smash, “Shake It Off”), Tay took on Vance’s track. The stripped-down rendition saw the songstress taking down the peppiness of her recent hit and reverting back to singer-songwriter mode, seated at her piano and emotionally crooning the tune.
Watch the delicate performance up top, and watch her perform “Shake It Off” as well below. More »
Popular radio station 102.7 KIIS FM announced the star-studded lineup for their 2014 Jingle Ball, which will feature big name acts like Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea. Other artists set to touch the stage at the annual holiday concert are “Restart” singer Sam Smith, Pharrell, Sweet Talker chanteuse Jessie J and pop newcomer Kiesza. Nick Jonas (aka everyone’s current crush) will be the special guest host.
The Jingle Ball concert, hosted Ryan Seacrest, will take place at 8 p.m. PST on December 5 at Los Angeles’ Staples Center. Tickets go on sale to the public on October 18 at 10 a.m., with VIP pre-sale tickets available on October 16. Every dollar from each ticket sold will be donated to the Ryan Seacrest Foundation.
The KIIS Jingle Ball is part of the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour, with stops in cities like NYC, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Miami and many more. View the entire lineup after the jump. More »