Let the Games Begin! Here's Every Instagram Countdown Hint Taylor Swift Has Dropped — So Far

Jordan Runtagh

Are you ready for it?

After teasing fans on Friday with a date — April 26 — shared to her social media accounts and a countdown clock on her website ticking down to the mysterious day, Taylor Swift offered more clues that something big is on the horizon for her beloved Swifties.

On April 14, the 29-year-old Grammy winner posted another pastel-hued photo: a closeup of her brightly manicured hands, decked out with numerous colorful rings, resting on her yellow double-breasted blazer. The image bears the caption “4.26,” again referencing to date of the countdown.

She followed up the post with another image shared on the morning of April 15, this one showing what appears to be bright pink tulle. The caption is identical to the previous two Instagrams: “4.26.”

That evening brought a new post featuring Swift’s cats Meredith and Olivia sitting on a couch, captioned again with “4.26.”

Come Tuesday, Swift dropped another heart hint, this time in a teal hue.

On Thursday afternoon, Swift shared a photo of the wheel and spokes of a teal bicycle.

Heading into the weekend, Swift was all about the sparkle, sharing a close-up shot of sequins on Friday morning.

On Saturday, Swift shared the latest clue: four portraits of chickens wearing sunglasses. Then on Sunday, she posted an image of a colorful array of tiles.

Monday morning brought a photo of three people in pantsuits carrying briefcases.

On Wednesday, Swift shared a photo of a vase filled with pink flowers.

The social media activity, which began at midnight on April 13 with an image of a jeweled heart, has stoked speculation that new music is coming shortly.

Fans around the world — including in Japan and Melbourne — have spotted billboards bearing the same aesthetic as her social media posts. They bear the URL “aprilTwentySix.com,” which redirects to the countdown clock on Swift’s website.

Taylor Swift billboard

If it is indeed a single that is dropped on that date, Swift’s new music will be her first since leaving her longtime home Big Machine Label Group and moving over to Republic Records and Universal Music Group.

Fans — who understandably began freaking out — have been speculating for weeks that Swift was gearing up to release her seventh studio album.