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HEAR IT: Taylor Swift’s new album ‘1989’ to open with ‘Welcome to New York’

Posted at 2:20 PM, Oct 20, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-20 14:24:14-04

NEW YORK (PIX11) – “I dreamed about moving to New York, I obsessed about moving to New York, and then I did it,” Taylor Swift said about the city that inspired the first song on her latest album.

“Welcome to New York” is the opening track of Swift’s highly-anticipated album “1989.”  The 24-year-old singer can now welcome people to her newly-adopted city after moving into her $15 million Tribeca home.

Swift posted this “Welcome to New York” teaser to YouTube:

“The inspiration that I found in that city is kind of hard to describe and hard to compare to any other force of inspiration I’ve ever experienced in my life,” Swift said in a YouTube video preview for the album.  “It’s like an electric city.”

The album is set to be released on iTunes Tuesday and will be in stores October 27.

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