Taylor Swift’s New Song “Shake It Off” Is A Simple But Visually Powerful Anthem For People Everywhere

T-Swizzle has a new song out, yo. And for once, it’s not about a boy!

If you heard the song but didn’t see the music vid, you might not be as excited about it. The lyrics are pretty repetitive:

Cause the players gonna play, play, play
And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate
Baby I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake
Shake it off
Heart break is gonna break, break, break
And I think it’s gonna fake, fake, fake
Baby I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake
Shake it off, Shake it off

But in between are notions of individuality, of people doing their own thing and breaking stereotypes and pursuing whatever dreams they like.

Now, watch the video.

It features T-Swift in a medley of different personas: ballerinas, Pussycat Doll, cheerleader, gangster, Ke$ha, ribbon twirler, and more.

She’s dancing along however she can alongside real ballerinas and cheerleaders and whatnot, and you can kind of see her just having fun and not really playing the part of ballerina.

Because as the video draws to a close, she ends up in a simple, black outfit that sort of signals, “I am not a ballerina, or a gangster, and I’m not going to try to be one. I am myself, and that’s what I do best.”

The tune is upbeat pop, and I predict it’s about to explode all over the radio.

Don’t look to this song for powerful, metaphorical lyrics or passionate tears. It’s just a group of people having a blast and coming forth with a simple message, that when people judge and make assumptions and try to tear them down, you just gotta shake it off.

It’s one of Swift’s few songs that’s not about love or relationships, but rather her presence in the media and if/how she lets it affect her.

One comment

  1. mmkstarr

    While watching the preview (static) of your art display, my mind was posessed by noise and smoke. I don’t know what to say or who is responsible for this phenomenon.

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