The Conspiracy Theory That Explains Why Taylor Swift Might Be Releasing An Album This Month

The Conspiracy Theory That Explains Why Taylor Swift Might Be Releasing An Album This Month

Last week, I got myself unfollowed by a few people with a tweet explaining that I believe Calvin Harris’ new song may be better than anything by Taylor Swift.

And while I stand by my statement that I think I may love Harris’ “My Way” better than any Taylor song, that doesn’t mean that I’m not looking forward to TS dropping some new tunes. And that day may be coming be sooner than we think.

A writer for The Washington Post, Emily Yahr, claims to have cracked the code on how Taylor will decide what day to drop her next album. Her prediction: Swift will release a new album on October 23, 2016. As in, less than two weeks from now. How did she arrive at this conclusion? Well, let’s break down Yahr’s evidence:

It’s time: ever since her debut album dropped in October 2006, she’s released a new album every two years like clockwork. Speaking of, Swift’s first album was released on 10/24/2006, so it stands to reason she would release her sixth on or near that ten year anniversary. Four out of her five studio albums been released in October. (“Fearless” was released on November 11th, so that almost counts) The president of Swift’s label originally denied an October release via Twitter…but when deleted his tweet. Why would he do that?

Furthermore, Her only scheduled concert date in 2016 will be at the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix in Texas on Saturday, Oct. 22… coincidence? I think not.

And here’s the big clue: if you add up the numbers of 10/23/16, it equals 13 – a number which Swift is obsessed with since her birthday is December 13; her debut album went gold in 13 weeks; her “Red” tour started on March 13, 2013; etc etc etc. In fact, there’s an entire Wikia page dedicated to her obsession with the traditionally unlucky number.

Pretty convincing, isn’t it? Of course, it wouldn’t be a total surprise: members of Swift’s squad have hinted she’s been back in the studio and she has had plenty of drama to draw material from: her breakups with Harris and Tom Hiddleston, the ongoing feud with Kim and Kanye West. So I guess we will see what happens on 10/23/2016. In the meantime, I’ll just keep jammin’ to Harris’ new song.

[via The Washington Post]

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Jenna Crowley

Jenna used to be known as 2NOTBrokeGirls, but then one of the girls actually went broke, so she's struck out on her own. Jenna spends her free time saving the world, one sorority girl at a time (usually while wearing yoga pants), questioning why she decided to get a doctorate, documenting her love of all things cheese related, and hosting the new PGP podcast Don't Take It From Us. You can ask her anything you want about football, using your boobs to get what you want, and pizza at @JennaLCrowley on Twitter or via email at

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