Taylor Swift’s new music video is finally here, and it’s filled with rainbows, cats, CGI animation, and, of course, easter eggs. Swift, whose latest single “ME!” is a bubbly pop song featuring Brendon Urie from Panic! At The Disco, is known to hide clues in her videos for her fans to find, and this one was no exception. Here, all the easter eggs fans have discovered so far:
The Dixie Chicks
While Swift sings the line, “And there’s a lot of cool chicks out there,” there is a literal wall of cool chicks featured in her music video. One that’s not like the others? A photo of the band the Dixie Chicks, who have already responded to the easter egg on Twitter. Does this mean a collab could be in store?
A New Cat
Before the video premiered, Swift joined her fans in a live chat on YouTube. There, she wrote that “there’s a secret in the video I’ve been keeping in for months – let’s see who can guess it.” Could it be that she got a new cat? Swift notoriously loves her pets, and in the video, Swift denies Urie’s offers of flowers and an engagement ring but happily accepts a cat.
Taylor’s Second Rejected Engagement Ring
In “Look What You Made Me Do,” fans also spotted an easter egg of an empty engagement ring box and the word “No” spelled in jewelry on the floor. Fans theorized that rejected proposal had to do with Swift maybe rejecting her ex Calvin Harris’s proposal in real life. Swift’s rejection again of an engagement ring may be her response to tabloid speculation that she and her current boyfriend Joe Alwyn are getting engaged right now (or a cheeky way of denying that’s the big personal news she’s sharing in this video).
A Song Called “Lover”
One fan on Twitter pointed out that during a scene in the music video, the word “lover” is shown in the background in pink neon; the theory is this signals that another track on Swift’s new album will be called “Lover.”
A Goodbye to the Reputation Era
As a nod (and a goodbye) to her last album, Reputation, Swift started the music video by featuring the symbol of her last record cycle: a snake. (Swift reclaimed the imagery after Kim Kardashian West famously called her a snake on Twitter following drama between Swift and Kanye West.) This time, however, the snake is pink and white, matching Swift’s new aesthetic, and then it bursts into a swarm of multicolor butterflies. The metaphor is quite literal, but we’ll take it.
Watch the full music video, and see if you can find any other easter eggs, below: