Taylor Swift’s fans have a knack for digging through the Easter eggs the star leaves for them. Whether it’s the subtle jab she took at former friend Katy Perry in the liner notes for her album 1989 or the way she weaves her favorite number through her Instagram account, they know that whatever Tay is sharing, it’s more than meets the eye.
It’s for this very reason that some believe they know what the theme of her yet-to-be announced album will be.
Thanks to a Swift fan Twitter account, Swifties have begun to connect the dots that “time” might be the theme of either Swift’s next album, or, at the very least, her first single. What do they have to go on? A series of some rather far-reaching posts from Swift or her associates.
The first piece of “evidence” comes from music exec Scott Borchetta, who tweeted a photo of a clock along with the caption, “You can’t recycle wasted time, SO DON’T DO IT!” Borchetta is the founder of the label Big Machine, and he also just so happens to have discovered Swift and help launch her career.
The next “clue” comes from Swift herself — more specifically, it’s her recent Instagram post giving it up to sister act Haim.
Both the single’s title, “Want you back,” and Swift’s caption, “ON. REPEAT. TIL. THE. END. OF. TIIIIIIIIME!!!!” have fans speculating that the passing of time post breakup has something to do with her new music.
While it’s only speculation at this point, it’s safe to say that any new Swift music will be welcomed by fans — we’ve missed you, Tay!
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(h/t Teen Vogue; photo via Kevin Winter/Getty)