Taylor Swift nearly brought down the Internet last night.
The artist hosted a special Yahoo live stream event in New York City, telling fans about her next album, a pop music-filled CD titled “1989” that Swift labeled as a “rebirth.”
The superstar labeled the 1980s as a “time of limitless potential,” adding that you could “be who you want, wear what you want [and] do what you want" during that decade, taking that theme and applying it to her latest music video.
It's for the track "Shake It Off," which will be included on "1989," and it features Swift taking on various personas, including what appears to be version of Jennifer Lopez and Lady Gaga.
See what we mean in these stills:
"Over the last few years I've learned a very important lesson," Swift said of the inspiration behind this single, explaining:
"We cannot control what people say about us but we can control how we react to it. We can let it get to us, make us bitter, even drive us insane or we can shake it off.”
Words of wisdom all should heed, really.
Swift's fifth studio album comes out on October 27 and here's a look at the full "Shake It Off" video: