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Taylor Swift bids goodbye to country music - and hello to pop

Published 18/08/2014 | 23:41

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Taylor Swift is saying goodbye to country music, for now - the singer says she is releasing her first full-length pop album on October 27.

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The 24-year-old revealed in a livestream via Yahoo! that 1989, named for her birth year, is her "first documented official pop album".

The first single is the upbeat jam Shake It Off, and the singer premiered its music video during the livestream.

Swift said her upcoming fifth album, which was mainly inspired by late '80s pop music, is the "most sonically cohesive album I've ever made".

Her last effort was 2012's Red, which sold 1.2 million copies in its first week.

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