Taylor Swift releases new single `Shake It Off`

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 14:28

New York: Country singer Taylor Swift has dropped a new single `Shake It Off` which she says was inspired by all the negative stuff that came her way.

Swift, 24, also promised fans that her fifth studio album is on its way, reportedly. "To be honest with you, it`s kind of scary up here," she said from atop the Empire State Building via Yahoo/ABC event from New York.

"I have a new song I`m going to play you in 30 seconds. The idea (behind the song) that I`ve had to learn a pretty tough lesson in the last couple of years: People can say what they want about us, at any time.

" ... And we cannot control that. The only thing we can control is our reaction to it. I figure we have two options: We can let it change you ... Option two is you just shake it off," she said before dropping off the single.

The singer has been slammed in past for writing songs inspired by her break-ups be it `I Knew You Were Trouble` or `We Are Never, Ever, Ever Getting Back Together.

Talking about her fifth album after two years, Swift says she has tried to make new style of music. "I like to work on albums for two years because two years gives you enough time to grow and change. I woke up every single day that I was recording this record not wanting, but needing to make a new style of music that I had never made before."

She revealed that her fifth studio album, and her first official pop album, is called 1989, after her birth year, and will hit shelves October 27.

PTI

First Published: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 14:29

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