The wait is almost over! Taylor Swift’s fifth album, 1989, is less than a month away and details about the project have finally begun to emerge.
1. Most of the album was written with Max Martin and Shellback.
2. She’s got a new take on romance.
In case you haven't heard, Taylor Swift is taking a decisive break from men and dating. In an interview with Rolling Stone, she talked about how much she's loving the single life and making new girlfriends. She wrote a song about her altered view of romance, which is titled "Wildest Dreams," according to fans.
3. She's more upset with backstabbing frenemies and tabloid lies than her exes.
4. She worked with mega-producer Ryan Tedder.
Not only did Taylor enlist the talents of Max Martin and Shellback for 1989, she also wrote with hitmaker Ryan Tedder for the first time. While Ryan has written with artists like Beyoncé, Kelly Clarkson, and Adele, he's called Taylor "the fastest writer I have worked with."
5. She's finally getting a little political.
While Taylor's been aggressively non-political for most of her career, there's a song on the new record that will make LGBTQ fans very happy, according to fans who've heard the album. Between this and her recent embrace of feminism, it seems like Taylor is finally comfortable standing up for her beliefs.
6. She reteamed with friend and Bleachers frontman Jack Antonoff.
7. There's at least one old-school Taylor ballad.
8. The album-closer was co-written by Imogen Heap.
The most surprising collaboration on 1989 might be the one Taylor is most excited about. In 2012, she told Time that it was her "dream" to work with the indie-pop songstress. While the song title is still unknown, it's about realizing you’ve moved on after a breakup, according to fans who've attended the 1989 Secret Sessions.