We're just one weekend away from Taylor Swift's
world domination official album release on October 27, and the more we hear of 1989, the more it becomes clear that this is indeed the huge leap into pop that she promised us.
Thursday night on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," we got the chance to see Taylor perform some of these brand-new tracks live. Aside from her VMA performance of "Shake It Off," we haven't gotten the chance to watch Taylor sing her new songs on stage — and boy was it worth the wait. Not content to perform within the constraining bounds of four walls, Tay Tay instead opted to shut down the entirety of Hollywood Boulevard, performing "Out of the Woods" for the first time.
In a shimmery, black bra top and black cigarette pants -- all-black-everything Swift sang her songs at a standing mic, leaving any fancy choreography behind and substituting it with bad-ass attitude. The new Taylor Swift is SO un-Taylor Swift, and it's incredible to watch.