As promised, at midnight on April 26th, the world was treated to another Swift single and music video, kicking off Swift’s next album cycle and her brand new era. Her new song “ME!” features Panic! At The Disco’s Brendon Urie, and the video is filled with color, rainbows, cats, costume changes, and blatant metaphors about Swift turning from a drama-filled snake into a big, beautiful, pastel butterfly. (In case you missed it, during Swift’s last album Reputation, she reclaimed the image of a snake after Kim Kardashian West called her one during a feud between Swift and Kanye West.) Metamorphosis, baby!
Swift even explained the meaning of the song ahead of its release to Robin Roberts. She said, “‘ME!’ is a song about embracing your individuality and really celebrating it, and owning it. I think that with a pop song, we have the ability to get a melody stuck in people’s heads, and I want it to be one that makes them feel better about themselves.”
The song is assumed to be the first off her seventh album, though it’s unclear when we will get to hear more tracks. Even so, fans seemed
quite satisfied really, really into Swift’s new bop, discovering a number of easter eggs, decoding the lyrics, and taking to Twitter to express their love. Here, some of the best and funniest tweets all about “ME!”: