13 Secrets Taylor Swift Has Spilled About Her Upcoming Album

    From album titles to Easter eggs to in-depth lyrics.

    I'm sure you'll know by now that on Friday, Taylor Swift released the lead single from her highly anticipated seventh album. It's called "Me", and obviously, it's a bop.

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    She's keeping all the info about the rest of the album ~very~ under wraps, but Taylor has revealed a couple of interesting details in radio interviews over the last few days.

    Here's everything we know so far...

    1. First of all: Yes, the album is finished.

    2. Taylor started working on TS7 almost immediately after finishing the Reputation tour in November.

    3. The countdown theory may not have been legit — and Taylor is well aware of it — but we were right about certain Instagram posts marking the beginning of the TS7 era.

    4. The album's lead single — "Me" — isn't meant to take itself too seriously, and was written as a "self-love mantra".

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    "It's not a serious love song. It's about embracing and feeling, at times, like you're irreplaceable," Taylor said. "I think with a pop song you have the ability to get it stuck in people's heads, and I just want it to be a mantra that is much more self-love than what we often times feel, which is self-loathing and insecurity."

    5. According to Taylor, she didn't just include a few Easter eggs in the video for "Me" — literally everything in the video is foreshadowing what's to come with the album.

    6. In fact, some of the clues won't become clear for literally months — until Taylor goes on tour.

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    "[Brendon and I fight] in French, and that's another clue that will probably be revealed in the next few months," she said during an interview on KIIS FM. "A lot of the Easter eggs I put in the videos are ones that I want to age well. Some of them I want to be revealed when people watch the video initially, and then some of them people won't realise the meaning of until about six months to a year from now when we go on tour. That's how far ahead I've been planning this album."

    She also said in an interview with Ryan Seacrest that some of the clues in the video are references to specific lyrics on the album.

    7. While "Me" wasn't the first song that was written for the album, it immediately became clear to Taylor that it should be the lead single after she wrote the chorus.

    8. However, the song isn't necessarily a representation of what's to come with the rest of the album.

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    "It's always really difficult to pick a first single for my albums, because I try to make an album that's so vast in its scope that it's hard to pick a representative that goes out first. There isn't ever one song that can just sum up what the album is," Taylor explained.

    9. We do know that we can definitely expect something entirely different from the Reputation era.

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    In an iHeartRadio interview, Taylor described this upcoming era as "mischievous", "glittery", and "a little bit more playful than last time".

    10. But that doesn't mean the album is going to be all happy songs.

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    "The album has lots of different emotional tones to it, in the same way that a person is never going to just be happy all the time," Taylor said. "When I make an album, it's never just going to be a happy album."

    She went on to say the album will contain a "diverse emotional spectrum" of songs — so it looks like the "All Too Well" stans could have something to look forward to.

    11. In fact, Taylor says the rest of the album is "very different" from the lead single, and contains some "in-depth lyrics that [she's] really proud of".

    12. Taylor hinted that we may be getting some more singles before she drops the entire album.

    13. And while she's not ready to reveal the album's title just yet, she did say some fans have guessed correctly based on clues in the video.

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    "Definitely, there are a few people who have gotten it," she laughed. "I'm not going to tell you who."

    That's all, Swifties! And remember: Spelling is fun!

    Ellie Bate is a celebrity reporter and talent coordinator at BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.

    Contact Ellie Bate at eleanor.bate@buzzfeed.com.

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