Taylor Swift once again has a worldwide hit on her hands with the release of the “Shake It Off” music video, which is the lead single from her fifth studio album, “1989.” Swift stopped by “Good Morning America” Tuesday (Aug. 19) to announce that on Oct. 27, the album’s release date, she’ll be back on “GMA” to perform live. Swift also talks about the message behind “Shake It Off.”
“The message in the song is a problem I think we all deal with, an issue we deal with on a daily basis — we don’t live in just a celebrity take-down culture, we live in a take-down culture,” says Swift. “People will find anything about you and twist it to where it’s weird or wrong or annoying or strange or bad. 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.”
Swift also says that “1989” feels like a “musical rebirth” because it’s her first pop album, and she teases her upcoming MTV Video Music Awards performance. “I think the element of surprise is what we want. It’s what we long for. We want to be surprised. And I think that shock is a different thing. I think [with] the element of surprise, you keep trust intact.”
Watch Swift’s video for “Shake It Off” below. “1989” is available for pre-sale now.