Taylor Swift Confirms New Song & New Music with Nashville Butterfly Mural
By Nicole Mastrogiannis
April 25, 2019
IT'S. HAPPENING. The new era of Taylor Swift is here! After much speculation, all of the clues the singer has been sharing — along with a giant butterfly mural in Nashville — has led to this: T-Swift has confirmed that fans can look forward to a new song and new music.
After hundreds of Swifties flocked to the butterfly mural in The Gulch area of Nashville, many were speculating whether the painting was connected to Taylor's April 26th announcement, especially after the painting's creator, Kelsey Montague, denied the association, stating that "the mural is for the #NFLDraft," while updating her art with the word "ME!" But, Taylor's fans knew better.
Finally, Taylor Swift herself showed up to the mural, in a gorgeous two-piece top and skirt adorned with butterflies (what else), where she took photos in front of the mural, as well as with the many fans who showed up. She spent a significant amount of time saying hello and taking selfies with everyone (FOMO).
And on her way to the butterfly mural, Swift confirmed new music while she was talking about the commissioned painting. She explained, "OK, so we've commissioned this butterfly mural to be painted on a wall in Nashville, and put clues about the song and the new music in the mural. So, I'm gonna go show up." She added, "The butterfly mural is painted by Kelsey Montague who painted one of my favorite murals in New York."
OK, now that you've processed that — there are CLUES! IN THE MURAL! ABOUT THE MUSIC!!! So, let's take a closer look at what's in this mural, shall we? Within this big beautiful butterfly, there are 13 hearts, seven stars, two lady bugs, two rainbows, three cats, what looks like it could be a yellow brick road, and around eight flowers, along with multiple other colorful patterns. Not to mentioned the newest edition to the painting: "ME!"
Fans have confirmed that, according to Taylor, there will be another clue tonight on ABC at 8pm. Which is the same time as coverage of the NFL Draft. Which is taking place in Nashville.
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So... @kelseymontagueart helped me pull off the best surprise clue reveal today in Nashville!! Thank you to everyone who showed up, I’ve never been more proud of your FBI level detective skills. Next clue: I’ll be joining the magnificent @robinrobertsgma for a chat tonight on ABC live from Nashville 💕💕💕💕💕💕💕
While you marinate on all of the clues and the enormous butterfly, here's what fans are saying about Taylor's "ME!" Mural:
Y’all remember that theory of @taylorswift13 playing Scrabble with us with the capitalized words on her Instagram? The words are “BEGIN ANOTHER ME” and now “ME!” Is added to the commissioned butterfly mural in Nashville. That CANNOT be a coincidence @taylornation13 🦋— Morrigan Brianna Gaines (@modern31_life) April 25, 2019
Photos: Zack Massey