caused a collective stir among her fans today when she blacked out all of her social media accounts across Twitter
, and Facebook
(only the profile pictures are gone from her Facebook account at the moment, but because that was the case with her Twitter until a few moments ago, when everything else was deleted as well, we're expecting the Facebook to be blacked out as well). What's even more ominous is that her official website is completely, and literally, blacked out
. Naturally, all of this brings up one central question:
Okay, maybe the reaction isn't that extreme, but Taylor Swift's fans have, nonetheless, begun speculating that all of this is preceding an announcement of her new album. After all, Swift's chart-topping 1989
came out almost three years ago, so now would seem like the appropriate time for a new album release.
In case you're skeptical about all of this leading up to a major announcement, it should be noted that Taylor Swift would not be the first artist to confirm an album in this way. Last year, Radiohead
progressively whited-out all of their social media accounts, as well as their website, over the course of a week, which culminated in the announcement of their latest album, A Moon Shaped Pool
. Also, Taylor Swift has been garnering a lot of attention over the release of her entire discography on Spotify, which was a big deal, considering how she was seen to be one of the most prominent opposers to the service's per-stream royalties (also, this happened on the same day that Katy Perry
's new album dropped, which only further cemented that their feud is far from over).
The last new track we heard from Taylor Swift was her collaboration with ZAYN
, "I Don't Wanna Live Forever."