At the risk of getting all dramatic, POP MUSIC EMERGENCY! POP MUSIC EMERGENCY! During Taylor Swift's Yahoo! live stream on Monday (August 18), the 24-year-old singer announced that her fifth studio album -- titled 1989 after the year she was born -- will be released later this year on October 27.
That's like... I don't have time to Google how many days that is from today. THERE ARE MORE IMPORTANT THINGS WE MUST DISCUSS.
Here's the already-iconic album cover, shot on Polaroid.
After playing the LP's lead single, "Shake It Off," the VMA performer began whipping out the 1989 album details like they were high ponytails during an "All Too Well" piano breakdown.
She revealed that the disc, which she had been working on for two years, is her "most sonically cohesive album I've ever made -- my favorite album I've ever made." She also shared that it is her "first documented, official pop album," and that she was particularly inspired by the "endless possibility" of late-'80s pop.
Oh, that reminds me: GIVE IT TO ME.
Think you can handle one more shocker? (Brace for maximum Taylor Swift-style surprise face.) Taylor confirmed that the three bonus tracks on the deluxe version of the album would be voice memos lifted straight from her phone.
Stay tuned for more info on Taylor Swift's debut 1989 single, "Shake It Off," along with the track's music video, which she premiered during the Yahoo! live stream.