According to Entertainment Tonight, Taylor Swift has officially announced that her fifth album will be classified as “pop” instead of country. Let’s be honest here, we all saw this coming. After Swift’s “Red” album she danced between the lines of pop and country.
Swift debuted her single “Shake It Off” on her live stream on Yahoo. Swift’s album is inspired by late ’80’s pop, which she referred to as “bold,” and is named after the year she was born.
She is brushing off the controversy surrounding her bold shift of genres. According to New York Daily News, “She said the new collection, which follows “Red” from 2012, is the ‘favorite album I’ve ever made.’”
Personally, I think she should have gone down the pop music road a long time ago. Her new album, “1989,” which will be available in stores on Oct. 27, will be her first official pop album.
The Washington Post says, Scott Borchetta, the president of Big Machine Records said, “Will country stations play a complete pop song just because it’s her? No.”
Entertainment Tonight has called it the T-Swift and Country Music Association (CMA) “break-up.” Hey, maybe she’ll write a song about this one too?
CMA Tweeted, “Good luck on your new venture @taylorswift13! We’ve loved watching you grow! #TaylorSwiftYahoo.” Is this a bash at her country career or a sincere wish? You decide.