Us Weekly: Taylor Swift’s new single drops on Friday, she’ll perform at the VMAs

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I honestly can’t wait to see what unfolds with Taylor Swift this week. On Friday, Taylor deleted everything from her social media accounts, and then on Monday, she posted one creepy image of a snake tail swishing (swish swish). She obviously thought she was bigger than the eclipse. She obviously wants us to pay attention. So how will it unfold? What is the 2017 Taylor Swift Brand? Will she be leaning into her slithering, venomous snake-ness? Well, according to Us Weekly, she’ll be releasing a new single on Friday. And it will be pop.

The wait is (almost) over! Taylor Swift is releasing the first single from her upcoming sixth album on Friday, August 25, multiple sources exclusively tell Us Weekly.

“The song is poppy,” one insider tells Us, adding that the music video will also premiere later this week. Swift’s new album isn’t too far away either. “She’s being very secretive about it, but it’s going to be a really good one,” a second source adds.

After dropping her new single, the “Shake It Off” singer, 27, plans to head to the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, another insider tells Us. Swift’s former friend Katy Perry is set to host and perform at the star-studded ceremony on Sunday, August 27.

[From Us Weekly]

Of course she’s planning on going to the VMAs. But as I said early, dragons trump snakes. Game of Thrones is the bigger deal – why would she try to steal focus from the GoT finale?

You know what I think? This is just my opinion/theory, based off of my coverage of her from the past year: I think her album was done months ago. I think she quietly finished it back in the spring, and she waited to release it for several reasons. One, the court case against deejay David Mueller had to happen, and part of Taylor’s rebrand is going to be all about “Taylor, savior to women and sexual assault victims.” That’s just how it had to work logistically too – it would have been awkward as hell for her to drop an album in the middle of the court case. Two, I think she’s just hellbent on always releasing new albums in the fall – all of her albums come out in October or November, and if she releases the first single in late August/early September, that’s completely part of her established timeline. Three, I think she knows that she’s needed. Gossip has been dull as dishwater this summer and Tay knows we need The Taylor Swift Show. She wanted to wait until we were really desperate for her melodrama. I’m looking forward to it.

Taylor Swift seen leaving Isabel Marant

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  1. Jessi says:

    I hope she doesn’t go to the VMAs. Even if she and Katy don’t even exchange a glance, all the headlines the next day will be about them, and I’m tired of their story.

    • Radley says:

      There’s gonna be a stunt. It’s the MTV awards. Hopefully a stunt of reconciliation. Keep it positive ladies.

      • GiBee says:

        I wouldn’t be shocked if they did something disgusting, like trying to use the current Charlottesville situation in the country as some reconciliation nonsense. Two rich, white girls on stage acting like they’re healing the nation.

    • Jaii says:

      I don’t think she’s going, vma’s need her more than she needs them. If anything maybe premier her vid for the single , but otherwise nah why would she?

    • MissMarierose says:

      Amen to that. The moment I read ‘swish swish’ above, I just felt exhausted.
      For the love of all that is pure and holy in the world, please everyone – just let it go.

  2. Radley says:

    *deep sigh*

    She won’t let anybody miss her. Please, no scorned woman break-up nonsense. I beg you.

    • GiBee says:

      She doesn’t have anything else though – and sadly, I sometimes think she really believes it. Obviously she’s a PR genius, but I truly think she does believe herself to be Holy Taylor Swift, Our Lady of Perpetual Victimhood.

      • Danyella says:

        Yes, not that much else is better now on the radio, but I think her music is garbage. She’s an amazing sonwriter, but can’t sing and substituted any personality or charisma for being a false victim (excluding this recent lawsuit of course).

  3. Danyella says:

    I was enjoying some non Taylor swift “music.” Ugh

  4. Madly says:

    I have not missed her. She can slither away with her over produced songs she does not have the talent to sing live any day. GoT over her any day.

  5. Nicole says:

    *rolls eyes* the VMAs are so dull anyways. But I’m sure the swift demo doesn’t overlap with the GOT group

  6. Jamieee says:

    It would have been so much cooler if her social media had only been deleted minutes before a true surprise performance, and the snake video put up everywhere then. A few hours afterward, reboot everything with the new single/video.

    But no, she had to telegraph her next moves for a week.

  7. Lucy says:

    Re: My comment about the VMAs being on the same night as GoT’s season finale. STUPID ALL AROUND.