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What Taylor Swift's Flower Obsession Reveals About Her New Album

You didn't think she was just really into gardening, did you?

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If you haven’t noticed, Taylor Swift is super into flowers lately. She’s throwing flower-centric parties, painting peonies and talking endlessly about her desire for a garden.

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Normal Taylor Swift behavior? Sure — if by “normal Taylor Swift behavior” you mean “an elaborate campaign designed to subtly foreshadow the themes and metaphors of her fifth studio album due out this fall.”

On her twenty-second birthday she posted a photo with the caption "Studio/birthday/new album/red shoes." to her Instagram. It was a sneaky way of revealing the title of her fourth album Red months before she officially announced it.

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Last year she threw a garden party in Melbourne for her birthday.

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And what was she surrounding by?

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Flowers.

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Lots and lots of flowers.

A couple months later she picked up watercoloring and started sharing her art on Instagram. Her subject of choice? Flowers.

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If that weren't enough, earlier this week she wrote an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal about how she believes albums are still a viable and relevant art-form. It ended like this:

"And as for me? I'll just be sitting back and growing old, watching all of this happen or not happen, all the while trying to maintain a life rooted in this same optimism.

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