Taylor Swift is asking followers to fill within the clean house.
Only a few weeks out from the discharge of her fourth rerecorded album 1989 (Taylor’s Model) — which drops on October 27 — Swift, 33, is doing what she does greatest: leaving Easter eggs for followers to decode. This time, she’s paired up with Google for a phrase puzzle recreation that can seemingly assist uncover the titles of the report’s 5 vault tracks — the bonus songs that by no means made the ultimate minimize of the unique album.
Beginning Saturday, September 16, a closed blue vault started popping up when googling Swift’s identify. Clicking on the vault brings up scattered letters in a phrase jumble accompanied by a touch to assist remedy the puzzle. At first, the one clue was, “My identify is Taylor and I used to be born in…,” with “1989 Taylor’s Model” being the reply.
Starting on Tuesday, September 19, nevertheless, the puzzles started to increase. The trace “Clean Area” results in “Good to satisfy you,” whereas different solutions embrace “Obtained a haircut,” “She misplaced him,” “Love,” “Golf Membership, “Pen Click on” and “Summer time Fling.”
In line with Google, there are a complete of 89 puzzles to get by way of — as a result of Swift was born in 1989, get it? — and the vault titles received’t be launched till 33 million puzzles are solved.
Swift herself took to social media earlier on Tuesday to tease followers in regards to the Easter eggs. “You possibly can inform me when the *search* is over … if the excessive was definitely worth the ache,” she quipped by way of Instagram, referencing the 1989 single “Clean Area.” The put up additionally included a video of the identical blue vault releasing 5 jumbled letters and symbols that embrace L, S, U, T, an exclamation level and a interval.
Whereas Swifties are normally lightning fast to unravel Swift’s riddles — her newest problem appears to be stumping them greater than common, with followers sharing their impatience by way of social media.
“Me checking Taylor Swift google web page each single minute simply to see ‘verify again quickly’ whereas making an attempt to open the vault,” one individual commented by way of X (previously generally known as Twitter) alongside a photograph of a lady making an attempt to open a secure with a knife and hammer.
“Swifties typing Taylor Swift into google each 30 seconds making an attempt to get the 1989 TV vault puzzles to work,” one other captioned a video of somebody typing furiously on their laptop computer.
Swift introduced the discharge of 1989 (Taylor’s Model) on August 9 at her last Eras Tour live performance in Los Angeles. The singer sported the album’s signature coloration blue all through the present earlier than revealing the rerecorded album will drop in October.
“I figured that [this tour] can be enjoyable however I didn’t know it might be like this. The final time I used to be pleasantly shocked by one thing you guys did was after I introduced that I used to be going to be rerecording my first six albums,” she instructed the gang on the time. “And so now right here we’re, the final night time of the U.S. leg of the Eras Tour within the eighth month of the yr on the ninth day. You may need seen there are completely different outfits within the present. There’s one thing I’ve been planning for a very, actually very long time and I believe as a substitute of simply telling you about it I’ll simply present you.”
Swift later mirrored on what 1989 means to her as an artist — and revealed there can be 5 never-before-heard songs on Taylor’s Model.
“Shock!! 1989 (Taylor’s Model) is on its option to you 🔜! The 1989 album modified my life in numerous methods, and it fills me with such pleasure to announce that my model of will probably be out October twenty seventh,” she wrote by way of Instagram. “To be completely sincere, that is my most FAVORITE re-record I’ve ever executed as a result of the 5 From The Vault tracks are so insane. I can’t imagine they had been ever left behind. However not for lengthy! Pre order 1989 (Taylor’s Model) on my website 😎.”
Followers started theorizing that 1989 (Taylor’s Model) was coming lengthy earlier than she ever introduced it, notably with the discharge of “Wildest Goals (Taylor’s Model)” which dropped in March 2021. “This Love (Taylor’s Model)” was later used for seasons 1 and a couple of of Prime Video’s The Summer time I Turned Fairly, which premiered in June 2022.
Swift launched the unique 1989 — a critically acclaimed report that marked her official debut into pop and first collaboration with producer Jack Antonoff — in October 2014, incomes her second Album of the Yr Grammy in 2016.
Upon its launch, followers closely theorized the report was a recollection of her on-off relationship with ex-boyfriend Harry Types — notably in songs like “Out of the Woods” and “Fashion.” Whereas Swift by no means formally confirmed who the songs are about, she instructed Rolling Stone in February 2015 that “Fashion” ought to have simply been titled, “I’m Not Even Sorry.’”
“‘Fashion’ is definitely about these relationships which are by no means actually executed,” Swift defined throughout a December 2014 episode of The Morning Present. “You all the time type of have that one one that you are feeling like would possibly interrupt your wedding ceremony and be like, ‘Don’t do it, we’re not over but.’ I believe all people has that one one that type of floats out and in of their life and the narrative is rarely really over.”
1989 (Taylor’s Model) comes after the discharge of Fearless (Taylor’s Model), Purple (Taylor’s Model) and Converse Now (Taylor’s Model) which had been dropped in April 2021, October 2021 and July 2023, respectively. Swift’s option to rerecord her first six albums stems from her shedding her masters in 2019 when Scooter Braun bought her music catalog in a Huge Machine Information acquisition. (The music mogul later bought the masters for $300 million to a non-public fairness firm.) Her self-titled debut and sixth studio album, Fame, are the ultimate two re-records but to be introduced.