Taylor Swift recently confirmed that her new album would be called ‘1989’ which, if you hadn’t guessed by now was the year she was born.
On revealing this information the singer-songwriter also released the official video for her new single ‘Shake It Off,’ which appears to have caused a little controversy.
Swift, who is probably best known for writing her songs about love or break-ups, has revealed that this time her tunes are going to be different and fans shouldn’t expect any Dear John love songs.
The ’22’ superstar spoke recently with Fusion and confessed that her next album won’t focus on relationships or heartbreak, because she’s already covered that with ‘Red’.
Taylor explained to the publication: “‘Red’ was a devastating record. It was about dealing with an intense heartbreak.”
Expanding on her next album ‘1989’ she revealed that it’s more about the phase after the break-up “where you brush yourself off and you’re okay”.
She revealed that when she was writing the songs featured on ‘Red’ she was “enamoured” by all things romance and liked to express her views on that area of her life.
The songstress has moved on from that however and wants to enjoy spending time with her friends and in her own company. She went onto add that this new phase in her life is very much about her pals, her circle and focussing on herself.
“I want travel the world and I want to define my life on my own terms. That’s my list of priorities now, which is different than it was a couple of years ago.”
Taylor also released the official video for her new single ‘Shake It Off’ which can be seen at the bottom of the page.
For some reason people began to tear it apart as soon as it appeared online and some have even called it racist in parts, though most fans have rubbished these claims.
The beauty has explained to ‘Good Morning America’ that the song was written in response to the ‘takedown culture’ of today.
“The message in the song is a problem we all deal with, an issue we deal with on a daily basis — we don’t live just in a celebrity takedown culture, we live in a takedown culture.”
She continued to explain that now people can find out anything about you and “twist it” and manipulate it into something the complete opposite.
You have to not only live your life in spite of people who don’t understand you, you have to have more fun than they do.” she added. Check out the video below and let us know your thoughts.