Taylor Swift Teases 1989 Album With New Song Lyrics, Hints

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Taylor Swift has been teasing her upcoming 1989 album.  Kevin Mazur/WireImage

With less than two weeks until the release of 1989, Taylor Swift is going into hype overdrive!

The Grammy winner, 24, is teasing her fifth studio album, which is all pop and a complete departure from her country roots, in the days leading up to its Oct. 27 release. After debuting the first two singles ("Shake It Off" and "Out of the Woods") off of the album, Swift took to Twitter and Instagram this week to offer peeks at what else is to come. 


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"For the next 13 days leading up to 1989, I'll be posting one lyric from each of the 13 tracks each day. #1989" she tweeted on Tuesday, Oct. 14. 

Teasing the first track on the album, Swift sketched a city skyline covered with stars, transcribing the lyrics, "It's a new soundtrack I could dance to this beat… forevermore."


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The second song was introduced on a printed notecard, set against a sparkling jeweled necklace and an opaque background. "Nice to meet you," the lyrics read, "Where you been? I could show you incredible things."

Finally, on Thursday, Oct. 16, she gave a peek at 1989's third track. Written in a simple spiral, the words read, "I say 'I heard that you've been out and about with some other girl.'"


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Swift's upcoming project was first introduced with the No. 1 single "Shake It Off," which the country-gone-pop star dropped this past August. She followed up with "Out of the Woods" earlier this week — a well-received collaboration with fun. guitarist and Lena Dunham's boyfriend, Jack Antonoff

Widely assumed to reference Swift's ex-boyfriend Harry Styles, the lyrics to "Out of the Woods," which currently sits on the top of the iTunes chart, focus on a past relationship. 

"I wrote that about a time in my life where I was in a relationship that just kind of… I was always kind of wondering, 'Where do we stand? Where do we stand?'" Swift said of the song in an interview with Access Hollywood. "It's the anxiety… that frantic anxiety of wondering if you're on solid ground yet."

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