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Taylor Swift to release new album on Oct. 27

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By MESFIN FEKADU

NEW YORK (AP) - Taylor Swift is saying goodbye to country music, for now: The singer says she's releasing her first full-length pop album on Oct. 27.

The 24-year-old revealed in a livestream via Yahoo! on Monday that "1989," named for her birth year, is her "first documented official pop album."

The first single is the upbeat jam "Shake It Off," which she debuted during the livestream and was released Monday. She danced happily in a cropped white top and skirt with the audience as the song played.

Swift called her upcoming fifth album a "rebirth."

"We made the most sonically cohesive album I've ever made," she said of "1989," which was available for pre-order on Monday.

Swift's last effort was 2012's "Red," which sold 1.2 million copies in its first week. Swift said she was mainly inspired by late '80s pop music when recording "1989" over the past two years.

"I woke up every day ... not wanting, but needing to make a new style of music than I made before," she told the audience.

The singer also premiered the music video for "Shake It Off" during the livestream. The song was produced by Max Martin and Shellbeck, who helmed the Swift hits "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" and "I Knew You Were Trouble."

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jde6652 August 18 2014 at 7:19 PM

never considered her country in the first place but then never thought she could sing either, so many more talented singers out there then her

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Monica August 18 2014 at 7:20 PM

LOL..leaving country? Her music was never country. Just crap.

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stlrszeke Monica August 18 2014 at 7:22 PM

HER CRAP IS WORT MORE THAN YOUR GOLD!!

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b515 stlrszeke August 18 2014 at 8:20 PM

Nice coherent sentence.

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porge125 Monica August 19 2014 at 8:27 AM

she would OK, if she could sing, she's nothing but a pop singer anyway. she's sure wasn't country. Now Reba, is country.

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bchlfe August 18 2014 at 8:25 PM

Was she ever "in" country music?

She stole country music awards, which she didn't deserve

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olehippi August 19 2014 at 12:02 AM

Taylor Swift is a country singer? Really? What country? Popistan?

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revivalman olehippi August 19 2014 at 12:06 AM

Funny!

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Monica olehippi August 19 2014 at 10:44 AM

lol...that is hysterical

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Jesse James 1876 August 18 2014 at 7:23 PM

I don't like her and she can't sing she just open her mouth and fart.

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jackie August 18 2014 at 7:14 PM

yeaaaahhhh,stay there.

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tricomechco August 18 2014 at 8:28 PM

She never has been country music.

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calidivemstr tricomechco August 19 2014 at 1:43 AM

how can you leave something you were never in... funny comment about popistan.. lol

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jspdrcrmach5 August 18 2014 at 7:41 PM

Taylor Swift isn't in Country Music, She sings Pop.

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nix1942@att.net August 18 2014 at 8:16 PM

How can she be leaving Country when she NEVER was Country Music. She has absolutely no range to her voice. Everything is all mid-range..DULL

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r1234598760 August 18 2014 at 7:04 PM

no sleep will be lst when she leaves

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