Taylor Swift Interviewed by Kiss FM UK
KISSFMUK.COM – After a huge buildup, Taylor Swift announced her new album 1989 and released ‘Shake It Off’ – the first single and video. “I spent two years making 1989. Two years gives you enough time to grow and change and let things inspire you,” explained Swift. “I was listening to a lot…Read More
'1989' Behind The Scenes
Taylor Swift filmed an exclusive behind the scenes video for iTunes. She shows us some of the process of recording backing vocals and other sounds in the studio. Watch it below!Read More
Taylor Swift on 1989, ‘Shake It Off’ and what she’s learned since RED
FUSION.NET – Taylor Swift made a big announcement yesterday on Yahoo’s first ever worldwide livestream at the Good Morning America studios. The singer/songwriter named her fifth studio album ’1989′ (the year she was born), and its set to drop on October 27th of this…Read More
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Taylor Swift Interviewed by BBC Radio 1 + In Demand UK
Taylor Swift was interviewed today by two UK radios: BBC Radio 1 and In Demand! She talked about her new single “Shake It Off” and the new album “1989″. You can listen to both interviews below! Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this…Read More
Rolling Stone: Taylor Swift Dismisses the Haters, Dances With Fans for New Song ‘Shake it Off’
ROLLINGSTONE.COM – After a week of dropping hints, Taylor Swift finally hired a skywriting plane last Friday to spell out “TAYLOR SWIFT 8/18 5PM YAHOO” above New York City, suggesting to fans that the “22″ singer might finally be dropping some new music from her much-anticipated fifth album. When the clock struck 5 p.m. EST on Monday, Swift delivered: As part of her Yahoo! live stream, Swift debuted her new single “Shake It Off” in the form of an impromptu dance party with the studio audience. Swift also revealed that 1989, the follow-up to 2012′s Red, is set for release on October 27th and will be her “first straight-up pop album.” 1989 refers to the singer’s birth year, and Swift revealed that the music of the late-Eighties – “a time of limitless potential” – had a huge impact on her new LP, right down to the album cover: a Polaroid photo of the singer.
“Two years gives you enough time to grow and change; change what you believe in and what’s influencing and inspiring you,” Swift said of the two years between Red and 1989. “In the process, my music changed. I woke up every single day not wanting, but needing, to make a new style of music. This album is a rebirth for me.”
“Shake It Off” was co-written by Swift, Max Martin and Shellback, with the latter two producing the track. Martin and Shellback previously worked with Swift on the hit “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” Immediately following the Yahoo! stream, 1989 was made available for pre-order on Swift’s official site (though her site crashed immediately following her announcement). Swift also revealed that the deluxe edition of the album will feature an envelope of 13 Polaroid photos and three bare bones versions of tracks that Swift recorded into her phone.
“I’ve had every part of my life dissected — my choices, my actions, my words, my body, my style, my music,” Swift tells Rolling Stone about the new single. “When you live your life under that kind of scrutiny, you can either let it break you, or you can get really good at dodging punches. And when one lands, you know how to deal with it. And I guess the way that I deal with it is to shake it off.” Swift is also scheduled to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards in Englewood, California on August 24th, which is as good a venue as it gets to debut “Shake It Off” live.
Taylor Swift Interviewed by Good Morning America
Taylor Swift was interviewed by Good Morning America after her Worldwide Live Stream yesterday and the interview aired today. They also announced that Taylor is going to perform at Times Square on October 27! Watch the video below:Read More