Taylor Swift is back in a big way with her upcoming album 1989 and we couldn’t help but celebrate with her. Next Monday October 27, Much will be your destination for a brand new special featuring an exclusive interview with T-Swift herself, Much Presents: Taylor Swift at 6:30E/3:30P. Taylor blew in and out of the Much studios like a crisp fall breeze, smelling of freshly baked cookies and emanating the sweetness of a new kitten. And she is also as cool as heck.
Our Liz Trinnear sat down with the megastar to talk about her major entrance in to the pop world and of course her huge first single, “Shake It Off.” You know, that song that got you jumping out of bed this morning.
“I started to get inspired by the moments when I would be at awards shows and I would be up dancing enjoying some incredible performance then I’d look around and I’d realize that I was the only one standing up and dancing,” Taylor told us. “And I just would feel a little bit like, I’m just going to shake off the fact that like I’m dancing and no one else is.”
Taylor isn’t a stranger to public criticism but she used that scrutiny to fuel her song writing, especially when working on “Shake It Off.”
“I needed a coping mechanism for dealing with people gossiping, criticizing other people constantly and I’ve gotten a lot of comments from my fans and I knew they were going through it too and I wanted to give them a song that would not be victimized,” she said. “It wouldn’t be like poor me I’m being bullied. It would be like, you know what, people are hating on me for being myself I’m going to be myself more.”
As for the video that is probably responsible for the most spontaneous dance parties, Taylor revealed that a lot of rehearsing went in to her goofy dance moves. “It was a three day video shoot. We had all these incredible professional dancers all rehearsing and I was rehearsing with them. But, you know, they were rehearsing actual choreography and I was just rehearsing looking like just a complete fool,” Taylor said.
You can see this and so much more very very soon. Tune in to Much for the full Much Presents: Taylor Swift on Monday October 27 at 6:30E/3:30P.
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