Taylor Swift dropped by The Late Show on Tuesday night for a fun chat with its host Stephen Colbert, most of which centered on the origins of her Fearless song “Hey Stephen.”
But was there something crucial most of us missed? By chance, were there tips about the release of another re-recorded album, specifically 1989, hidden behind layers of innuendo and in-plain-sight clues?
Swifties believe so.
Taylor is, of course, at the beginning of a journey that will see her re-record her catalog, starting with the recently-released Fearless (Taylor’s Version).
During her spot on late-night TV, Taylor referenced 1989 and “Shake It Off,” one of its hits. There’s no argument, 1989 is in the pipeline. Though amateur sleuths are peeling back the layers, they’ve crunched the numbers, and they’ve convinced it’s all one-big TayTay easter egg… and that 1989 is coming soon.
Check out some of the amateur detective work online:
there are so many signs!!
1) A 1989 photograph of Stephen Colbert on the top left
2) Seagull which is on the shirt on 1989 album cover
3) 8 hearts, 9 stars which leads to ‘89 #1989TaylorsVersion 🥳 pic.twitter.com/LNvSRJjGBJ
— andre. (taylor’s version) (@misfitaffairs) April 13, 2021
— christina🧣 (@tinalovestay) April 14, 2021
— rin ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ 🧣 (@houaylorshome) April 14, 2021
Taylor made several 1989 references, "Shake It Off" . She also said that Stephen Colbert’s social security number was 33035
3+3+0+3+5 = 14
May 14th is a Friday
She also mentioned YNTC, which is Track 14 on Lover.
The first single off #1989TaylorsVersion might come out May 14. pic.twitter.com/cGGCfhrjj7
— Facts About Taylor Swift (@factsboutTSwift) April 14, 2021
— reagan dorton (taylor’s version) (@reagandorton) April 14, 2021
GUYS, ITS JUST 1989, AND SHAKE IT OFF, THIS ARE ENOUGH PROVES pic.twitter.com/S1ZqPX1Roz
— Pablo ♥️ (@golden_snake13) April 14, 2021
specific things taylor said on stephen colbert:
2008, 18, 44 years 179 days, 513, 54, new york, new york, 1989, scoozi’s chicago, you need to calm down, stephen king, dark tower, the shining, the stand, 511, 33035, shake it off
do what you will with this info. #TaylorSwift
— juli 🧣 (@swiftzys) April 14, 2021