Taylor Swift shakes off critics with new 'Shake It Off' single from new album '1989'

By Daniel S Levine,

Taylor Swift unveiled a new album, single and video on Monday and it is obvious who the target of “Shake It Off” was. While many of her other hits have been directed at former boyfriends, “Shake It Off” had a wider target, aimed at her critics.

“People will find anything about you, and twist it to where it's weird or wrong or annoying or strange or bad,” Swift said in her Good Morning America interview Monday morning, notes E! News. “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 said that she doesn’t want the “takedown culture” to keep her from having a good time, which was obvious in the video for the song. It features her in several different outfits, dancing to her lyrics about ignoring what others say about her.

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“Shake It Off” and the album it will be featured on, 1989, will also mark a new direction for Swift. While she broke into the music industry as a country artist, she has fully embraced pop, making 1989 her first straight pop record.

While Swift was on GMA, she was asked about her famous friends. She said that she’s really drawn to exciting people and it just so happens that they are famous like her.

“You want to be around, like, smart, exciting people. I think that just brings you up,” Swift said.

1989 hits stores on Oct. 27.

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