Taylor Swift teases an exciting surprise on the way: "Meet me at midnight..."
New York, New York - Taylor Swift has surprised fans with the announcement of a new music video, but does its release date shade one of her famous exes?
The 33-year-old made the surprise announcement on Thursday morning, confirming a music video for Lavender Haze would be dropping at midnight.
Swift released music videos for two other Midnights tracks, Anti-Hero and Bejeweled, shortly after the album's release. However, fans speculated there was another waiting in the midst, as there were several clips from the album teaser that didn't appear in either video.
As usual, the Swifties were onto something with their eagle-eyed sleuthing, as the missing clips lined up with the preview for the Lavender Haze video.
But the video confirmation didn't stop Swifties from theorizing even further, of course, as some fans have noted the significance of this particular release date when it comes to one of her famous ex-boyfriends.
Did Taylor Swift shade her ex John Mayer?
The video's release date has led many fans to believe Swift has channeled her usual mastermind tendencies.
Her ex-boyfriend John Mayer, who Swift dated between 2009 and 2010, previously teased fans about a big announcement coming on January 26.
Swift hasn't been shy about her hard feelings toward the 45-year-old musician, calling him out directly in the Speak Now track Dear John shortly after their split.
The Midnights track Would've Could've Should've is also heavily speculated to be about Mayer, with the lyrics referencing Swift's age at the time of their relationship. Mayer had been 31 at the time, while Swift was just 19.
"Give me back my girlhood, it was mine first," Swift sings in the stinging track.
Mayer followed through with an announcement on Thursday morning, revealing that he will embark on his first-ever solo tour. Swift's own news broke came just 15 minutes after that, so you be the judge.
"john mayer's announcement for today getting overshadowed by anticipation for lavender haze mv she's so fun," one Swiftie tweeted.
After all, nothing is ever accidental with Queen Tay!
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