Swift has been open about how much she loves Drake for years now (remember those Apple Music advertisements from 2016? ), so that "Hotline Bling" pin she's wearing (plus her note of how much she loves his one-liners in the interview) could hint at a possible feature.
And while everyone knows that Swift delights in teasing her fans with little hints, she has finally begun to open up about her process when it comes to coming up with new clues for each album cycle. "I think the best messages are cryptic ones," she told Entertainment Weekly. "It makes an album more of an event.
She also mentioned loving “How to Save a Life” by The Fray, “Breathe (2AM)” by Anna Nalick, and “The Story” by Brandi Carlile, but the likelihood of Swift collaborating with those three artists on this album is probably lower than a Dixie Chicks collaboration. (Plus, as she mentioned in her essay, those are all tracks from the Grey's Anatomy soundtrack, and possibly just a way to remind us all that she is a superfan of the show).
She's referenced the Dixie Chicks multiple times in recent memory, with paintings of the trio in the background of "Me! " video and mentioning in her Elle UK that "Cowboy Take Me Away" makes her feel like she's 12 years old again.
With that logic in mind, if Swift will use just about anything she can get her hands on to drop hints, then we should probably look a little closer at the pins she's wearing on her denim jacket for her Entertainment Weekly cover story to suss out what we can about T7 (the title fans are currently using to refer to the artist's highly anticipated seventh album).
She's also sporting a Selena Gomez pin, a Dixie Chicks pin, a Troye Sivan pin, a Drake pin, and one that reads "Track 5.
At the Disco, in her Elle UK cover essay, and it took months before anyone figured out that she and the lead singer would collaborate on that cotton candy kaleidoscope of a music video for their "Me! " duet.
Even Swift herself said they don't necessarily symbolize anything in particular to watch out for in the future, but are "a tribute" to her affinity for them: "Sometimes it means nothing, other than just like, reminding you how much I love cats.
It's possible that Troye Sivan could be featured on a duet (the two performed his single "My My My! " at the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles last September and he almost fainted).
And before she released the music video for "Me! " she posed in front of a giant mural in Nashville, which featured some large sparkly pastel butterfly wings and the words "Me! " painted in between.
The Game of Thrones pins could go either way: Swift is either wearing a pin with the face of her ex-boyfriend's wife on it because she likes her character on the show, or she's trying to hint at a possible Jonas Brothers (or at least Joe Jonas) collaboration.