A few months ago, Taylor Swift's Instagram took on a whole new aesthetic. With all new images featuring dreamy pink and pastel filters, fans quickly took note. Then, the date April 26 started popping up everywhere — and we mean everywhere. "4.26" can be seen in the bio of her Instagram and Twitter, on billboards around the world, and on her website, which also went through a whole redesign and now features a massive April 26 countdown on the homepage.
Everyone guessed this meant Taylor would be releasing new music — and it turns out they are correct. Taylor confirmed today via her Instagram story she would be releasing a new song, but is that really all we can expect from this long awaited day? There has to be more, right?
While those hints may seem cryptic enough, they're nothing compared to the numerous others Swifties have dug up. As you countdown the hours until the clock strikes midnight, let's get you caught up on all the clues Taylor has dropped so far.
Taylor's cotton candy aesthetic hasn't just been reserved for her social media accounts and website, as her clothes have reflected the vibe too. For months now, Taylor has worn pinks and pastels, both flowy and sparkly, and not a hint of black. She also dyed the tips of her hair pink. This is much different than Reputation Taylor, causing fans to speculate she's entering a whole new chapter of her life.
Even her cats are getting in on the action.
Speaking of chapters, during her acceptance speech at the American Music Awards in December 2018, Taylor said, "I always look at albums as chapters in my life. I have to be really honest to you about something, I’m even more excited about the next chapter." So... you're saying there's a new album coming, right?
Now let's talk about that one long-sleeve top Taylor was spotted wearing. The pink crop-top featured flowers on the front and her very own name written down the sleeves, signifying there is probably new merch on the way.
Though April 26 is clearly all about a new endeavor, even her old songs are adding to the hype. When you play any of Taylor's music on Spotify, each song is now accompanied by this background, giving us more insight into the exact time we can expect this new music to be released.
Then, if you really want to get your detective hat on, fans are discovering the theme of the number seven, and considering whatever album she releases next will be her seventh, they clearly have a point. Just check out this Instagram post with seven palm trees and a corresponding seven palm tree emojis in the caption. Coincidence? I think not.
Lastly, the pop star released the following Instagram post, along with her story confirming music, sending fans into overdrive. Kelsey Montague, a popular muralist known for angel wings, created the giant butterfly mural in Nashville just for Taylor. Situated between the butterfly wings, perfectly directly above her head, is the word "ME!" Yes Taylor, that's you!
The post also says she'll be chatting with Robin Roberts on ABC live tonight, which means it could happen basically any minute now. 🤯
Is she releasing a new song? A new album? A new Taylor Swift universe filled with cats, palm trees, and cotton candy clouds? We'll know soon enough!