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Taylor Swift Reveals New Album, New Album Cover, And New Single During Live Video Web Chat

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If you are a Taylor Swift fan, get ready for what could be the biggest album release of the fall, and maybe, of 2012. Swift hosted a live video web chat at her home in Nashville Monday night to announce details about her new album, Red, which is tentatively scheduled to be released on October 22nd.Okay, normally, I’m not one to indulge in a live video web chat, but I was in the right place at the right time, so why not? I had read Swift was announcing some big news, so I gave in and I watched the roughly 30-minute get together. The 22-year-old singer had fans from all over the world assembled in what I’m calling her living room. Plus, fans in the Google Plus hangout got to participate and ask questions.

Red appears to be Swift’s most ambitious project to date. One big change, Swift departed from writing strictly on her own to bring in a variety of co-writers and collaborators, including Dan Wilson (he co-wrote Adele’s “Someone Like You”), new British singer/songwriter sensation Ed Sheeran, Mark Foster of Foster the People, and producer/artist/writer Butch Walker. These names indicate that Swift just might be moving a little further away from her country roots. And that’s the way of the music industry, so it’s no surprise. Plus the singer informed her fans there will be sixteen tracks on the new record.

The big moment of the video chat came when Swift played her new single and yes, this is the title, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”, for her adoring fans, who suspiciously knew all the words already. I’m not sure when it goes to radio, but it’s available to purchase now on iTunes and Google Play.

Will you buy Taylor’s new record? It sounds interesting.

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