It's true, "Shake It Off," the lead single from Taylor Swift's upcoming fifth studio album 1989, just spent two consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, but fans are already eager to hear more new music from the newly minted pop star. Swift opened up about a number of new songs in interviews with Rolling Stone last week, and on Sunday, her pal, singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson, took to Twitter to declare 1989 a "brilliant pop poetic party." Uh, OK, now I'm really starting to get hyped for this album! So, when can we expect to hear more new music from Swift? And when might she premiere 1989's second single?
The answer to both of these questions is simple: During her performance at the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas on Friday, Sept. 19.
Back at the end of July when the lineup for the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival was first announced, iHeartRadio DJ Kristin Cruz revealed on Twitter that Swift would be performing new songs, as in more than one, at the concert. That's right, we could be getting our first preview of 1989 over a month before it's Oct. 27 release date! Not too shabby.
As long as "new songs" wasn't just a terribly misleading typo (fingers crossed), I think that Swift could definitely debut the album's second single during her iHeartRadio set. But even if we don't get to hear the next single on Sept. 19, we may not be too far away from its official release. Rumor has it that Swift shot the music video for her second single at the Oheka Castle in Long Island, NY last week:
Sadly, no pictures of Swift on set have surfaced yet. Given the fact that she was somehow able to keep the "Shake It Off" music video under wraps for two months, I wouldn't count on getting any sneak peeks of this new one — but don't worry, I'll still keep my eyes peeled.
Fortunately, you don't have to be in Vegas to watch Swift and the rest of the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival lineup perform! Live coverage of the event starts on Yahoo! at 7:00 p.m. PST/10:00 p.m. EST on Friday, Sept. 19. Isn't the Internet great?