August 18, 2014


Taylor Swift Is a Ballerina, Cheerleader, Rapper & More in "Shake It Off" Video

Taylor Swift keeps bringing the surprises today. After premiering her new single "Shake It Off" and announcing her album title via an awesome livestream event, the singer revealed the single's accompanying music video.

Watch above as Tay Tay plays a slew of characters including a cheerleader, ballerina, rapper, Lady Gaga-esque dancer and many more. There's a little twerking, some break dancing and loads of Taylor's signature adorkable cuteness.

During the livestream, The Giver actress gave a little insight to the visual concept behind "Shake It Off." The video is inspired by "life and how people are greatly affected by their willingness to dance," according to Swift.

The video is a bit reminiscent to the first visual from Tay's Red album, her super fun "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" video. But this time, Taylor seems to be poking fun at herself more than ever—like when she clearly can't hit the ballerina poses.

It's definitely the right way to get people talking about her new single and to show she's still having fun almost a decade into her career. Welcome back, Taylor!