All The Clues You Probably Missed About Taylor Swift’s Huge Announcement

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Nothing is a coincidence

Okay, you should know by now that Taylor Swift has been teasing something massive for April 26th.

Her Instagram feed has been slowly filling up with pastel colours, a stark contrast from the beginning of the reputation era, and then Taylor uploaded a mysterious countdown on her Instagram story.

The countdown has also taken over her official website, and appeared on billboards worldwide, from New York City to London to Melbourne to Tokyo.

While we don’t know 100% if the countdown leads to a new single, we do know that the girl has been VERY clever about the way she has teased the announcement.

There have been a bunch of hidden clues that fans are slowly pointing out and realising, and here are some of the most popular ones that will make you say “that can NOT be a coincidence”.

The announcement was teased back on New Year’s Day

Back at the start of the year, Taylor’s official fan club, Taylor Nation, tweeted out 115 emojis and said it was a “2019 big mood”.

Well, 115 days from January 1 is April 26, the day that the countdown ends.


Her song Story Of Us plays some sort of role

Okay, this one’s a big one.

When Taylor first hinted at new music at the AMAs in October, she said that she was “excited about the next chapter”.

Fans would know that a lyric in her song Story Of Us is “next chapter”.

That song is also 4 minutes and 26 seconds long, and is the SEVENTH track on her album Speak Now.

Is it just a coincidence that that start of TS7, her “next chapter”, is being released on the 26th day of the 4th month?

Well, she recently updated all of her Spotify artwork to tease the upcoming announcement date, but the only song she didn’t change was STORY OF US.

Give yourself a minute to calm down and then come back to these other theories.

Those strange countdown Instagram posts DID mean something

While we are yet to work out what that fence photo means, we do know that the initial Instagram photo of palm trees has something to do with the announcement.

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There were 61 stars in the photo, and fans worked out that there are 61 days between when the photo was posted, February 24, and when the countdown ends on April 26.

April 26 is also Arbor Day, a holiday where people are encouraged to plant trees on the last Friday of April…

Her official 2019 calendar has dates stamped

In Taylor’s 2019 calendar, fans worked out that mysterious stamps appeared on the 13th day of certain months.

April, May, July, August and December are all stamped, and the day the announcement was made was on the 13th of April…


The countdown started on National Scrabble Day

Back in October, fans went wild when Taylor uploaded an Instagram photo of herself and her mother playing Scrabble with the caption, “let the games BEGIN”.

Even though the reputation tour wasn’t over yet, she seemingly teased the start of a new era.

Now get ready for this, the countdown was created on April 13, which is National Scrabble Day.


Her Elle essay dropped a very subtle hint about the announcement

In her essay about 30 things she’s learned before turning 30, number 26 was about making countdowns for things that she’s excited about.

And what day does the countdown finish? April 26.

We don’t know exactly what will happen on April 26, but we do know that TS7 is very close.

Never underestimate the power of Taylor Swift.

Written By Lachlan Guertin

“I’m building on what she created.”

“I will not be defined by what I’ve gone through.”

Honestly, same.