Taylor Swift may have embraced a poppy new sound, but not much else has changed about the refreshingly down-to-earth star.
After weeks of teasing a “big announcement” on social media, the 24 year old unveiled a new music video for “Shake It Off” – and a new upcoming album, 1989 (the year she was born) – during a 30-minute live stream on Monday night.
In the clip, Taylor can be seen trying to hold her own among various groups of artists, including ballerinas, interpretive dancers, rhythmic gymnasts, twerking hip-hop dancers, cheerleaders, break-dancers and even futuristic, Lady Gaga-esque robot performers.
The gangly blond pokes fun at her poor coordination and goofs around, shaking what her mamma gave her during an otherwise sombre performance of Swan Lake and struggling through various dance routines while playing up the “Awkward Taylor Swift Dancing” internet meme.
Likewise, the charming starlet dismisses her “haters” in the song’s lyrics.
“I go on too many dates, but I can’t make them stay. At least, that’s what people say,” she sings, addressing her colourful love life.
Of the 1980s-inspired album, which is supposedly a departure from her country roots, the songstress said it's "a bit of a rebirth for me."
The full album is set to be released in October. In the meantime, see how the country-cutie-turned-pop-phenomenon has changed over the years!