So like, did Taylor Swift reach a whole ’nother level of self-awareness earlier today or what.
See, the singer-songwriter went and held her much-anticipated (GTS) – and maligned – Yahoo! livestream, and, of course, she took the opportunity to annou...aheam...confirm that she is, indeed (as very much expected), dropping a new album soon.
Swift is following up her hit Red album on Oct. 27, with 1989, which is not only a nod to her birth year but her late-’90s-saluting “very first documented, official pop album” as well.
And to drive the point home, she also let it rip on the record’s first single, the impossibly pop “Shake It Off.”
I swear the ditty’s beginning harkens back to Avril Lavigne’s “Boyfriend” som’in’ bad...er...good. It’s a song that knows what it is – what it needs to be as the first track outta the 1989 gate – as it contains the lyric, “haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate.”
And there you have it.