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Here’s why Taylor Swift’s new selfie is fueling speculation of a major May 8 announcement

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ABC/Image Group LAAn innocent selfie or some signature Taylor Swift foreshadowing?  Fans on Monday are freaking out that the “Lover” singer is gearing up for a major announcement next Friday.

Across all her major social media platforms, the 30-year-old posted a rather refreshed looking selfie along with the caption, “Not a lot going on at the moment.”  

However, fans think there’s a lot going on behind the scenes that they just don’t know about yet.

While some fans honed in on the dusting of purple confetti in her hair, others began speculating over the very specific time her cryptic message hit the internet.

In Taylor’s “The Man” music video, there’s a wedding scene that takes place “58 years later…,” a number that has ignited new scrutiny because her latest selfie was posted at 5:08 p.m. ET on the dot.

This isn’t the first time Swift has carefully laid out a subtle breadcrumb trail of clues for fans to furiously piece together.  When gearing up for her Lover album, which dropped August 23, Taylor first started hinting about it on New Years Day 2019. 

As for why Swifties completely believe that the lone selfie she posted Monday is another puzzle for them to solve, some have pointed out that the caption is a throwback to the exact shirt Swift wore during her “22” music video, which had five lines and eight words.

So, mark your calendars for May 8, as Taylor Swift could very well be dropping new music or something new entirely.  Let the games begin!

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