Is "Polaroid" The Title Of Taylor Swift’s New Single?

Let’s take a look at the evidence.

1. On Monday, Taylor Swift broke the internet when a cryptic video captioned “So, here’s your first clue…” was posted to her Instagram.

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2. Swifties immediately went into high-alert assuming the clue revealed something about her upcoming fifth studio album.

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3. Two days later she posted a second clue: a screenshot of her phone’s clock and wallpaper.

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4. Clue two was then followed by a Yahoo! search query on Thursday afternoon.

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5. Fans seem to be in agreement that these hints probably mean Taylor will be debuting her new single at 5 p.m. on Monday, August 18 during a Yahoo! livestream but a closer look at clue two suggests that’s not the only information she’s revealed.

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6. Pay attention to what’s on the bottom shelf.

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7. Besides the cat! Ignore the cat! The cat is a red herring!

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8. The polaroid camera is what’s important.

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9. Taylor’s fondness for instant-film photography is well established.

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10. She’s been Instagramming piles of polaroids for months.

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11. Polaroids of band field trips down under.

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12. Polaroids of oceanic adventures.

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13. Polaroids of New Year’s Eve celebrations.

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14. Polaroids of impulsive haircuts.

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15. And, most recently, polaroids of radio programmers hanging out in her New York apartment with every award she’s ever won.

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16. That’s right, she’s been inviting radio folk over to goof around with her trophies and polaroid camera.

Loooook! @taylorswift13 let me play with her stuff! #moonman #grammy

— John Mayer (@johnmayerradio)
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17. And maybe (just maybe!) listen to her new single.

Hangin w/ my girl @taylorswift13 throws the best party! I want her #Grammy #TeamCBSRadio @RepublicRecords LOVE her!

— Jay Michaels (@jaymichaels13)
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18. While none of the attendees have mentioned anything about a single, they have all posted polaroids of themselves hanging with Queen T on social media.

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19. Which could just be a coincidence.

So yeah, THIS JUST HAPPENED. Thank you @taylorswift13 for the hang at your place! Amazing day!

— MichelleOnAmp (@MichelleOnAmp)
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20. But it’s probably a clue.

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21. #Polaroid #Polaroid #AHashtagMeansItsOfficial #RulesOfTheInternet #Polaroid

Apologies to @taylorswift13 for breaking her MTV VMA today. Thx for having me atyour apartment to hang out #polaroid

— Dan Mason (@djdan1033)
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22. “Oh, what’s that Grammy Number Seven? Were you saying something? You want to know if my single is really titled ‘Polaroid?’”

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23. “I guess you’ll just have to wait until the eighteenth to find out, huh?”

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24. Until then, expect Troll!Taylor to keep trolling.

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