Taylor Swift’s new single “Shake it Off” serves as perfect anti-hater anthem

Senior Jessica Sloan is inspired to shake off the haters after listening to Taylor Swift’s new song. The song’s rocking tune and positive vibe brings that same confidence to listeners.

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Senior Jessica Sloan is inspired to shake off the haters after listening to Taylor Swift’s new song. The song’s rocking tune and positive vibe brings that same confidence to listeners.

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Pop sensation Taylor Swift released a new, upbeat single called “Shake It Off” on August 18. The song silences all of the haters that continually comment negatively on Swift’s active love life and overall talent.

The lyrics to “Shake It Off” play: “I go on too many dates /But I can’t make ‘em stay /At least that’s what people say, mmm-mmm /That’s what people say, mmm-mmm /But I keep cruising /Can’t stop, won’t stop moving /It’s like I got this music /In my mind /Singing, ‘It’s gonna be alright.”

Through her confident words, Swift displays her strong inner-feminist, refusing to allow hard judgments on her relationship status weather her down.

As for the actual music video, Swift dances around (or hilariously attempts to) with both professional dancers prancing in costumes and random people making up their own moves.

Swift’s total dismissal of what others think of her displays that she does what she wants. That’s a moral some people respect while others despise. Swift haters never have a legitimate reason to dislike her, though. Their reasons vary from “she dated my celebrity crush” to “she has a flat butt” to “she can’t sing.” Although Swift’s confidence and prior music already prove continually against this resentment, her new song is a direct reply that simply states she keeps their hateful words on mute.

No matter what others think, Swift plans on continuing her lifestyle, making more music, and ignoring any and all spite. Swift’s new album, 1989, hits the shelves October 27. In an interview with Fusion, Swift revealed that this album would stand unlike the others in terms of singing about heartbreak. This album focuses on the next step: feeling better.

In an interview with The Guardian, Swift said, “In the last couple of years, I’ve had to come to terms with the fact that anyone can say anything about me and call TMZ or Radar Online or something, and it will be an international headline. You can either go crazy and let it make you bitter and make you not trust people, and become really secluded or rebellious against the whole system. Or you can just shake it off and figure that as long as you’re having more fun than anyone else, what does it matter what anyone else thinks? Because I’ve wanted this life since I was a kid.”

The Chant’s grade: A