The pop artist revealed what her Swifties were looking for after teasering them with a Google scavenger hunt.
This week, Taylor Swift, who was previously a mystery, issued a challenge to her admirers in the form of an online treasure hunt, and it appears that the task has been accomplished.
Swift has fulfilled her promise to share a song from her upcoming “1989” re-record after asking her army of Swifties to answer thousands of word puzzles on Google (more on that below).
Taking to her Taylor Nation social media platforms on September 20th, Swift revealed the names of four of the five Vault recordings that were promised:
- “Is It Over Now?”
- “Now That We Don’t Talk”
- “Say Don’t Go”
- “Suburban Legends”
Fans are still unsure of the name of the fifth Vault track, though.
On September 20, Taylor Nation also released a clip of a song that she had teased in a related video the day before. It shows a picture of letters that spells out “T-S-!-U-L.”
But what about the fifth track from the 1989 Taylor’s Version Vault? The caption was written by Taylor Nation.
On social media, fans are disputing the definition of this term; some believe it to mean “fool” or “lust.”
One Redditor said, “I’m pretty sure it’s ‘Fool!'” They added, “It makes a lot more sense with the apostrophe and exclamation point, plus with the narrative that people created at the time.”
Someone else remarked, “It’s almost certainly ‘Lost!’ but I’d give anything for ‘Lust!’ to be used as a song’s title.”
Another said, “I’d say ‘Lust!’ if it didn’t have the exclamation and exclamation point. “With them: ‘Fool!’ 100% of the time.”
On every re-record Swift has so far released, the Vault tracks—originally left on the cutting room floor when an album was first released—have been featured.
Do you require a summary of all “1989” Vault tracks activity? Read more underneath.
Swift said that “1989,” the album she first released in October 2014, would be her upcoming re-recorded album while performing at Sofi Stadium in Los Angeles on August 9.
She also stated that it was her “favorite” re-record and that there would be five tracks from the Vault at that time on social media.
In a Facebook post, she expressed, “The ‘1989’ album has had a profound impact on my life in numerous ways, and I’m thrilled to share that my reimagined version will be released on October 27th.” Since the 5 from the Vault are so incredible, I’ll be honest and say that this is my favorite re-record. I find it hard to imagine they were kept in a vault for so long.
Swift is redoing her first six albums, which she later sold to a private equity company, after selling the masters to Scooter Braun in 2019. After being refused the chance to sell her masters, Swift declared she would redo every album she had recorded with Big Machine Records.