Should you’re a fan of Taylor Swift, it is protected to say that your detective expertise are in all probability prime notch. Whereas different singers announce or promote music by doing interviews or posting to social media, Swift takes it one step additional with an abundance of Easter eggs. It is a custom that first began together with her debut album when she included coded messages in her lyrics, and it has since advanced into one thing a lot greater over time. I can not let you know what number of occasions I’ve replayed her music videos frame by frame simply to catch a hidden reference or clue (the Reputation era was truly something else).
“I love to communicate via Easter eggs,” Swift instructed Leisure Weekly again in 2019. “I feel the perfect messages are cryptic ones.” Whereas Swift’s love of Easter eggs has grown all through her varied eras, followers’ fascination with them has additionally advanced over time. Like I mentioned, we have turn out to be extra a lot astute about choosing up on hidden clues or decoding messages (see: Swift’s current announcement about her vault tracks for her rerecorded Fearless album). “I’ve educated them to be that approach,” Swift mentioned about Swifties being part-time detectives. “I really like that they just like the cryptic hint-dropping. As a result of so long as they prefer it, I am going to preserve doing it. It is enjoyable. It feels mischievous and playful.”
In honor of our Easter egg queen, take a stroll down reminiscence lane to see how Swift’s love for hidden references and clues has advanced over time.