It looks like Taylor Swift could be about to release her highly-anticipated seventh album. Thanks, Taylor, we've only been refreshing your Instagram for clues for the past 15 months.
What prompted these new theories around the apparent upcoming release of TS7? Well, Swift decided to take to the ‘gram to post three cryptic pictures...
On 24 Feb the 'Delicate' singer posted these Bokeh-themed pictures on her Instagram and, let's just say they left a lot to the imagination:
See what we mean? It's so secretive, we love it. This is classic Taylor to pull a stunt like this and announce new music. Why do fans think she's going to be releasing new music based on a silly Instagram post of some palm trees and a staircase, you may be wondering.
Well, the Swifties may have let the Insta posts go to their head a little but, it always makes for a good laugh. Here are a few of our fave explanations:
1. It's All In The Trees
In this theory, it's all in the position of the palm trees. Fans seem to think the number of palm trees (it's seven if you haven't been paying attention), indicate Swift's albums and the position of each palm tree signify their genres. Now, 'TS7' appears to be in the middle so are we looking to see a country/pop album from the singer this year?
What if she’s telling us that the four tress on the left are her country albums and the two on the right are her pop albums??
So TS7 will be in the middle of country and pop? pic.twitter.com/3OBSX8jOb7— Aimee(@flickerswift13) February 24, 2019
2. It's 'The Final Countdown'
All her posts are numerically telling us a story, according to this theory. Swift is very calculating and we all know how she loves to use numbers as hints (and how it's her ritual to draw on the no. 13 on her hand before performing). There were eight holes in the post with her pet cat, seven palm trees in the next post, she was sat on the sixth step from the bottom and there were five holes in the lattice of her more recent post. Are we digging too far into this or are we finally seeing more clearer than ever? Hmm...
8 holes on the sofa
7 palm trees
5 holes in the fence
is a countdown for March 2 where the next flower is on the calendar!. HER MIND #TS7 #TS7isComing pic.twitter.com/FmHCblGhsv— Kim (@KimP_Matamoros) February 26, 2019
3. The Stars Are Born
We commend the person that sit there and had the patience to count through all the faint stars in the pic and come up with this theory. This one states that there are 60 stars in the picture and that we should expect big things, come March 2 (sixtieth day of the year). We can only hope!
So if we count the stars = 60
And the 60th day of the year is March 2nd... and there’s a FLOWER on the calendar on THAT day #ts7iscoming pic.twitter.com/LtlX8wL6gb— William (@swiftstrilogy) February 24, 2019
4. Look What We Made Her Do
Everyone remembers that iconic scene in Swift's 'Look What You Made Me Do' music video with all the different versions of herself (it was the best thing ever). The only version of Taylor that never quite sat right with us was the basically unrecognisable Taylor on the plane wing dressed in a T-shirt dress that had (yep, you guessed it) a palm tree-esque design on it. Fans speculate that this was Swift's way of foreshadowing her next album, TS7. If all this is true, it's next level genius and we'll love her even more (as if that's possible).
OMG I JUST SAW A TWEET THAT SAID THAT THE ONLY TAYLOR THAT WASN’T SHOWED PROMINENTLY ON LWYMMD WAS THE ONE NEXT TO THE AIRPLANE! LOOK-AT-HER-OUTFIT!!!! IT SEEMS LIKE PALM TREES OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT! IS SHE TS7’s TAYLOR?#TS7 #TaylorSwift pic.twitter.com/4pcfOIh84n— D | NEVER MET TAYLOR (@diogo_branco) February 24, 2019
Until we have further confirmation from the singer herself, all we have to go on are these theories. Watch this space as we'll keep updating it as we find out more. Stay vigilant, fellow Swifties.