Taylor Swift goes pop with new album, unveils single and video

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By Kurt Schlosser

Taylor Swift unveiled her new pop single called "Shake It Off" on Monday, and if it takes you a second to get your dancing shoes on, just watch her move in a variety of ways throughout the song's new video.

The single is off Swift's next album, called "1989" and slated for release on Oct. 27. The singer, 24, revealed all of this musical goodness during a live streaming event on Yahoo! on Monday.

"I woke up not wanting, but needing, to make a new style of music," Swift said, according to Variety.

The seven-time Grammy Award winner has always had pop leanings in her country offerings, but "1989" is being billed as her first pop album.

In the video for "Shake It Off," directed by Mark Romanek, Swift sports a variety of outfits and is paired with real dancers for styles ranging from ballet to breakdancing to modern dance and even cheerleading.

The main chorus line of the catchy tune goes a little something like this:

"Cause the players gonna play play play play play, and the haters gonna hate hate hate hate hate babyI'm just gonna shake shake shake shake shake, shake it off, shake it off."

Swift directed fans to her website to pre-order the new single and album before the October release.

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