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Followers went to work after Taylor Swift dropped mysterious numbers, New York references, track names and extra ‘Easter eggs’ throughout her interview with Stephen Colbert. They got here to at least one conclusion.
Followers are satisfied that Taylor Swift dropped “Easter eggs” left and proper throughout her interview with Stephen Colbert that aired on April 13. From cryptic numbers to tongue-in-cheek references to throwback songs, followers don’t assume the 31-year-old pop star was merely being quirky throughout her Tuesday night time look on The Late Present With Stephen Colbert that appeared extra like a deliberate skit than an interview. Followers assume these supposed clues added as much as one conclusion, too, which we’ll reveal after breaking down all these Easter eggs.
A COMPILATION OF ALL OF THE POSSIBLE EASTER EGGS FROM TAYLOR’S INTERVIEW ON THE STEVEN COLBERT SHOW #1989 #TaylorSwift pic.twitter.com/Z6C5wD6ngW
— kelsea (taylor’s model) 💛💛 (@kelsealovestay) April 14, 2021
The interview begins with Stephen cheekily asking if Taylor’s track, “Hey Stephen,” is in regards to the late night time tv host. It was a related query, because the singer simply re-recorded the track (together with the entire different tracks on her 2008 album Fearless) for Fearless (Taylor’s Model), which got here out on April 9. Taylor dropped what gave the impression to be her first clue when she replied, “No, Stephen…I imply I first recorded that track in 2008. I believe I used to be like 18…I imply, you had been most likely about 44 years, 179 days outdated, give and or take a number of hours.”
Taylor Swift speaking to Stephen Colbert about all of the easter eggs and numerology she’d be dropping throughout her interview pic.twitter.com/MOJnvxT4LP
— that is (ji)me fearlessly making an attempt 🇵🇪 (@brandnewjmn) April 14, 2021
Stephen mentioned that’s “shockingly particular,” to which Taylor mentioned in a deadpan voice, “Like i mentioned, I’m a giant fan.” A lot so, the singer revealed that she despatched a signed CD to Stephen’s workplace: “513 West 54th Avenue, New York, New York, 10019 2nd Ground Workplace, Dealing with the road.” One other clue?
The subsequent main clue gave the impression to be her Stephen-inspired temper board, which Taylor joked that she made for “three days” to get her again “in the identical headspace” that she was in whereas writing “Hey Stephen” in 2008. Taylor harassed that the temper board wasn’t simply plastered with varied images of the speak present host over time by mentioning the large pizza within the nook. Followers had quite a bit to say in regards to the pizza, which we’ll get to.
Taylor then began making references to 1989, her album from 2014. “‘Hey Stephen’ just isn’t about you, anymore than my album 1989 is about that yr you spent ready tables on the lunch shift at Scoozi, an Italian restaurant within the river north space of Chicago, that by the way in which serves a extremely unbelievable slice of pizza,” Taylor mentioned. Once more with the pizza! With that mentioned, a fan — amongst others — identified that “there are 5 items of pepperoni on the pizza and 1989 is her fifth album.” The pizza additionally gave the impression to be “New York-style,” one other fan pointed, and considered one of Taylor’s 1989 songs is known as “Welcome To New York.”
the way in which taylor swift pointed on pizza with 5 pepperoni, plus the truth that pizza has change into a staple meals in New York Metropolis.
5 pepperoni = fifth album which is “1989.”
pizza from New York Metropolis = “Welcome To New York (Taylor’s Model).”#1989TaylorsVersion is coming! 💙💙💙💙💙 pic.twitter.com/IHyXaI6HSZ
— CHRISTIAN 💙💙💙💙💙 (@cowboylikesnake) April 14, 2021
Taylor assured that that is merely frequent information for anybody who “continuously checks” Stephen’s Wikipedia web page, and informed him, “You Want To Calm Down.” Yup — one other 1989 Easter egg! She then jokingly revealed who “Hey Stephen” is basically about: horror writer Stephen King. “The Darkish Tower sequence modified my life, plus The Shining, The Stand, and don’t even get me began on his quick tales…completely luminescent,” she mentioned. Effectively, one fan did their analysis and tweeted that the writer’s quick story assortment referred to as Darkish Visions (related in identify to Darkish Tower) got here out in 1989.
wait a min… the quick tales taylor talked about is darkish visions by stephen king got here out in 1989… TAYLOR SWIFT WHEN I CATCH YOU- pic.twitter.com/M6zYPooreP
— mylinh⸆⸉ (@everlores_) April 14, 2021
Taylor then mentioned that if she had actually wrote the track about Stephen (the Colbert one), it might’ve went like, “Hey Stephen I like you on the TV, and all of the stuff you probably did on The Every day Present and that point you had been on Legislation & Order, your 5’11”, your center identify is Tyrone. Social safety quantity is 33035.” Once more with the numbers — followers identified the social safety quantity provides as much as 14, as you may see within the tweet under.
so taylor swift mentioned these particular issues on stephen colbert:
2008, 18, 44 years, 179 days, 513, 54, big apple, 1989, scoozi chicago, stephen king, darkish tower, the shining, the stand, 511, shake it off, 33035 and YNTCD
three+three+zero+three+5 = 14
could 14th is a friday
yntcd is observe 14 💙 pic.twitter.com/qjrFSMA3H1
— benjy 💛💛 (@cowboylikebenjy) April 14, 2021
Taylor left followers with one final obvious clue: one other track identify from 1989. “Take the sensation that you simply’re feeling and simply ‘Shake It Off,’ proper? However that track is about you.” On prime of all this, Taylor was sporting a cardigan for the interview (the identify of her hit 2020 track from folklore).
After all, this led followers to imagine that Taylor’s subsequent re-recorded album will probably be 1989 — they simply don’t know when, if true. “Not Regular Folks (swifties): taylor is releasing 1989 in could bc there was a seagull on the poster and he or she mentioned 33035179 which provides as much as 31 which is 13 backwards and 31 days from now’s could 14,” one fan teased. Many others appeared to assume that Taylor’s subsequent undertaking is arriving Might 14th as properly, however there have been all types of theories on Twitter (we shared some in style ones above). One fan mixed all of the Easter eggs in a single tweet, which you’ll be able to see under:
particular issues taylor mentioned on stephen colbert:
2008, 18, 44 years 179 days, 513, 54, big apple, big apple, 1989, scoozi’s chicago, you should relax, stephen king, darkish tower, the shining, the stand, 511, 33035, shake it off
do what you’ll with this data. #TaylorSwift
— julianne (@swiftzys) April 14, 2021
Taylor is on a mission to re-record her first six albums, after leaving her masters behind when she parted methods with Huge Machine Information (previously owned by Scott Borchetta) in 2018. Taylor at present doesn’t personal all her music, regardless of writing and recording the handfuls of songs herself; Taylor’s lawyer, Donald Passman, alleged that Scott “by no means gave Taylor Swift a chance to buy her masters, or the label, outright with a verify in the way in which he’s now apparently doing for others,” per an announcement given to HollywoodLife in July of 2019.
“For years, I requested, pleaded for an opportunity to personal my work,” Taylor defined in a Tumblr publish in June of 2019. She added, “As an alternative, I used to be given a chance to signal again as much as Huge Machine Information and ‘earn’ one album again at a time, one for each new one I turned in.” Taylor’s nemesis, Scooter Braun, went on to accumulate the rights to her masters that summer time after his Ithaca Holdings LLC firm acquired Huge Machine Label Group from Scott. Scooter then offered the recording rights to Taylor’s first six albums to an funding agency referred to as Shamrock Capital in Nov. 2020, in line with The New York Instances. Amid all this music drama, followers have rallied alongside Taylor and sworn to solely take heed to her re-recorded albums (which is precisely why they’re so excited for the brand new 1989 to drop, at any time when it does).
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