Taylor Swift Fans Are Losing It Over Her Big Album Announcement (and We Relate)
Taylor Swift has had us on the edge of our seats since last Friday, when she wiped her website and social media accounts clean. Our curiosity was further piqued when the singer returned with daily clips of a spiky, fang-bearing snake. Today, she finally gave us exactly what we were hoping for — the promise of new music — and fans are (adorably, hilariously) FREAKING OUT!
Since Swift revealed that her sixth album will be titled Reputation, with the first single dropping tomorrow night (!!), Swifties have been poring over every little detail, from the name itself to the accompanying art and beyond.
— Erin Mulvey (@ErinMulvey) August 23, 2017
— Marika (@lalamarika) August 23, 2017
— Irene Falasca (@IreneFalasca98) August 23, 2017
OMG SHE LOOKS STUNNING REPUTATION YAAS ITS HAPPENING ITS HERE ITS HERE AND YES CAPS IS NECCESSARY TO CONVEY MY EMOTIONS OMG OMG #taylorswift
— Ashleigh Morriah (@AshleighMorriah) August 23, 2017
— Ruby Rae Reads 📖 (@rubyraereads) August 23, 2017
— Life As We Know It (@LifeAsWeKnow4) August 23, 2017
— RÉPUTATION !!! (@hidayahazdi_) August 23, 2017
— Stacey Compton (@StaceyCompts) August 23, 2017
I'm so beyond excited!! Could November get any better?!?!!!!
— MeganTallman ⚓ (@MeganTallman91) August 23, 2017
The general consensus is that Swift is using the snake emojis people used against her as inspo for her new music.
— Gabby (@WonderlandGabby) August 23, 2017
Instead of being very much excluded from this narrative, I guess she's owning it https://t.co/WhxLTA4FUv
— Phillip Picardi (@pfpicardi) August 23, 2017
— Clivane Previlon (@clivaneprevilon) August 23, 2017
— Madeline Richardson (@MADmadeline13) August 23, 2017
— Goddess of Randomnes (@JanetJaramill0) August 23, 2017
Some people think she might be embracing her darker side.
1. She is wearing black lipstick instead of her red lip classic
2. She's wearing a choker
— Taylor Swift Updates (@TaylorSwiftMore) August 23, 2017
— D (@talesofaSAHM) August 23, 2017
And others are making predictions about the track list.
— Isabela (@CatsandCigs) August 23, 2017
— Jane Theo (@janetheo03) August 23, 2017
A few people think some of the more minor details about the album might have major significance.
— Taylor Swift Updates (@TaylorSwiftMore) August 23, 2017
— Scott / REPUTATION (@ScottSwifty13) August 23, 2017
And some just can’t help but wonder what Swift’s famous foes and industry rivals are thinking.
— [G] From the block (@GNvarez) August 23, 2017
Katy Perry: My new video is comin…
Taylor Swift: New Single tomorrow night pic.twitter.com/7cSomfb7c1
— TwinBlast 🐍 (@TTwinBlast) August 23, 2017
— Perez Hilton (@PerezHilton) August 23, 2017
— T. Kyle (@tkylemac) August 23, 2017
Katy Perry is shook
— alex. (@alexbrunosmusic) August 23, 2017
Personally, we agree with the opinion that any ongoing feuds are totally unnecessary…
Don't put women against each other!! I admire Katy for moving past this and hope Taylor does the same!
— VolfaninVa (@sandersdonna811) August 23, 2017
Either way, fans can’t wait to get this party on the road…
— nicole (@nicoleanslow_) August 23, 2017
Same, TBH. We’re *so* ready for Taylor Swift’s new single to drop tomorrow night and for her full Reputation album on November 10.
What was your reaction to Taylor Swift’s big announcement? Let us know @BritandCo!
(Photo via Kevork Djansezian/Getty)
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(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
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Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
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I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
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Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
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