As most of you know, Taylor Swift is busy dominating the charts with her brand new single, “ME!” featuring Brendon Urie of Panic! At the Disco. The song and its accompanying music video premiered last Friday, April 26, and they both include a ton of Easter eggs about what fans can expect from the rest of the album.
For those of you who are just catching up with the fanbase, Swifties are known for their incredible sleuthing skills. Even Taylor herself has acknowledged her fans’ “FBI detective skills,” which are extremely impressive, BTW.
So… @kelsmontagueart helped me pull off the best surprise clue reveal today in Nashville! Thank you to everyone who showed up, I’ve never been more proud of your FBI level detective skills. Next clue: I’ll be joining the magnificent @robinroberts for a chat tonight on ABC 💕 pic.twitter.com/TGmvbiWJWV
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) April 25, 2019
Diehard fans of the “Look What You Made Me Do” songstress have already begun theorizing the title of the her upcoming album. The 29-year-old even confirmed that the title of the second single, as well as the album title itself, are hidden somewhere in the “ME!” video. Of course, this hint prompted Swifties to comb through the video for clues, and because of this, the video has been viewed more than 74 million times.
So… the new album title is actually revealed somewhere in the video AND so is the title of the second single, but I haven’t seen people finding them yet…
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) April 26, 2019
If you ask us, though, one of the most interesting theories about TS7 is that the album will be called “Home,” and here are all the Easter eggs that hint to the fact that this might actually be true. … Are you ready for it?
The “ME!” video includes a ton of references to places she’s lived.
YALL THS SECOND SINGLE HAS TO BE LOVER AND THE ALBUM IS HOME. YOU SEE LONDON, THE INSIDE LOOKS LIKE NEW YORK, THE BOOTS ARE NASHVILLE, AND THE TREE IS PENNSYLVANIA. SHE HAS HOMES IN ALL THESE PLACES @taylorswift @taylornation #MEMusicVideo #MeoutNOW pic.twitter.com/RuhTQPqDzK
— 🦋 Liz 🦋 STREAM ME! (@daylightswifty) April 27, 2019
As this fan pointed out, the music video seemingly planted several Easter eggs that hint at cities she’s called home in the past. OG fans know that she grew up on a Christmas tree farm in Pennsylvania, and there’s a Christmas tree in the music video (which she said is a huge clue). In the hallway scene, there are L.A. palm trees located outside of the window, and there are even cowboy boots, which clearly reference Nashville. There are also many famous London buildings and some references to New York too! Hmm…
Brendon Urie may have hinted it during their Instagram Live session.
so… a swiftie said that after Taylor randomly said the word “HOME” during their ig live, Brendon laughed in the background WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? HE REALLY KNOWS SOMETHING ABOUT IT 👀#MeOutNow @taylorswift13 @taylornation13 pic.twitter.com/E4hUJ2KS1Z
— кαιℓα’s 𝚖𝚒𝚔𝚛𝚘𝚔𝚘𝚜𝚖𝚘𝚜 #͏𝑀𝐸!✿ (@taytaeromantics) April 27, 2019
Taylor may be a master at keeping secrets from fans, but some Swifties think Brendon may need a little more practice. During their Instagram Live, he let out a little giggle after she said the word “Home,” which some Swifties took as a sign that it’s the album title. Interesting!
Fans spotted the word “home” in the “ME!” music video.
— jess evelyn 💗🦋 stream ME! (@repudrama) April 26, 2019
The pop star said it herself that the title of TS7 can be found in the music video, and fans are fairly certain they’ve found it. Some fans also noted that the world “Lover” is clearly spelled out in the music video, but our guess is that “Lover” might be the name of her next single.
She visited her childhood home on a significant date last year.
On July 13, 2018, the “Delicate” singer Instagrammed from her childhood home. Not only that, but the caption seems a little too fitting to be a coincidence, no? Plus, the date has a huge significance. Why? Because in the “ME!” music video, there are seven briefcases and 13 clouds. Whoa.
Her new kitten’s name is Benjamin Button.
We know you’re probably super confused about this one, but just hear us out. Tay decided to name her new kitten, which she debuted in the “ME!” music vid, Benjamin Button. If you’re familiar with the character, Benjamin Button never grows up. Funny enough, Taylor has a song called “Never Grow Up,” which has a lyric that goes, “Take pictures in your mind of your childhood room.” This brings us to our next point…
She used that “Never Grow Up” lyric in a photo from her visit to her childhood home.
Yup! The same day she posted from her Reading, Pennsylvania home, she shared a pic from her childhood bedroom with some of her besties, which she captioned with that same lyric. Note that this was also posted on July 13, 2018.
She tweeted this major hint.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) April 27, 2019
Think about the place where you first met ME?! Well, aside from that being a “Getaway Car” lyric, we first met the song “ME!” in Nashville, which is another city she considers to be home.
She may have dropped a hint when she announced she was switching music labels.
When she announced that she would be leaving Big Machine Records and continuing on with Republic Records and Universal Music Group, the singer possibly dropped another hint in the caption, saying she’s found a new home. Coincidence? We think NOT!
And that Dixie Chicks reference…
TAYLOR SWIFT IS GOING TO COLLAB WITH THE DIXIE CHICKS AND I AM GOING TO F-ING LOSE MY MIND pic.twitter.com/JSbwgTIAEc
— Tori Brown (@torinoelle7) April 26, 2019
While some fans are utterly convinced a collaboration with the Dixie Chicks will be on Tay’s upcoming album, we have a different theory. Maybe the “Call It What You Want” singer put a framed pic of the group on the wall because they, too, have an album called Home, which came out in 2002. Say whaaat?!
“Awesome” isn’t the only word you can’t spell without “Me.”
That’s right! You know what else you can’t spell without “Me?” HOME.
In sum, our heads are spinning from these incredible theories. Whether they’re right or not, we admire all the Swifties who worked together to figure these clues out, and we can’t wait for the official confirmation from Taylor herself. In the meantime, we’ll be watching the “ME!” music video on repeat.
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