leave it up Taylor Swift to give fans exactly what they ask for, but somehow leave them wanting more.
The queen of enigmatic Easter eggs is taking matters into her own hands with a new TikTok series called “Midnights Mayhem With Me.” Instead of weaving cues into her music or social media, the “All Too Well” singer lets “fate” decide which tracks from her next album she’ll announce and in what order.
In a vintage-like video, the country singer sat next to a roll of bingo balls and a brown velvet backdrop. She kept things casual in a white t-shirt, denim shorts and a rust-colored blazer.
With 13 titles on the unpublished Midnights album, Taylor’s bingo-ball-mixer-thing managed to spit out the final track on the album. “Runway 13 because of course!” she says. With the number 13 considered a lucky number throughout her career, including her birthday (December 13), fate was truly on the singer’s side.
After leaning down to pick up a red phone, Taylor revealed the name of the track: “Mastermind”…then the video ended. Between the hostess’ awkward vibe and absolutely no explanation behind “Mastermind,” fans were left with more questions than answers. They ran to Taylor’s comments section to leave messages like:
- “MASTERMIND IS RIGHT TAYLOR”
- “Oh it’s so good that Taylor named a song after her 😍”
- “TAYLOR PLEASE WHAT IS IT”
- “Please can we change the name of the album to 9pm or something I can’t stay til midnight Taylor”
Fans who were able to fight their sleep and stay awake until midnight enjoyed Taylor’s full TikTok experience, because being the con artist that she is, Taylor secretly embedded a snippet of “Mastermind” into the video as a special surprise for dedicated fans.
Shortly after uploading, Taylor took down the snippet, leaving fans shaken and wanting more. “WHY WAS THE SOUND REMOVED 😭😭😭,” one person commented. “Is the deleted sound an easter egg?” asked another.
The songwriter hasn’t revealed when she plans to drop the next one. Midnights track ahead of its October 21 release date, so unfortunately it looks like we’ll be staying up until midnight every night to make sure we don’t miss out on the next surprise.
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