Taylor Swift announced the launch her new album with a live-stream “event” this evening (but is now playing on repeat), and here’s everything you need to know! [Flavorwire]
-The album is called 1989, in honor of Taylor’s birth year and the era that inspired it.
-It’ll be out October 27.
–Swift referred to the album as “her first documented pop album.” She also called it the “most sonically cohesive album [she’s] ever made” and her “favorite album [she’s] ever made.” What this likely means is that Swift is no longer puzzle-piecing country radio singles amid dubstep-pop & fully embracing her pop crossover.
–Taylor described late-’80s pop, which inspired her, as “ahead of its time” and called the era “a time of limitless potential.” Also, this string of words: “bright colors, bold changes, rebellion… The idea of endless possibility was a huge theme in my life in the last year.”
–Swift has been working on 1989 for two years, the perfect amount of time for someone to “change and grow.” “I woke up not wanting, but needing, to make a new style of music,” she said.
-She’s been “taking lots and lots of Polaroids in last couple years,” since she likes that it’s a “tangible thing.” She’s gonna include a packet of 13 different Polaroids in each physical album of 1989.
-The bonus edition of the album won’t include more songs, just voice memos from her phone of completed tracks. This is basically how Taylor Swift does demos.
-Also, this delightful quip, which anyone who follows Taylor on social media already knows: “All I think about are metaphors and cats.”
Here’s the album cover:
Are you excited? Check out “Shake It Off” below, and mark my words: she & Miley Cyrus will trade places in the “sexy vs. country” music-sphere in the next 3 years!!