Amid the Avengers: Endgame frenzy, Taylor Swift announced the release of her new single and music video during an interview with Robin Roberts in Nashville, that aired live on ABC during NLF Draft on Thursday night.
The announcement sent Swifties in a tizzy and they couldn’t be happier to finally decode the secret behind her recent cryptic Instagram posts filled with pastel shade props — from rainbow dresses, glitter, butterflies and heart-shaped diamonds. The change in the vibe from her edgy, bold black-and-white pictures that defined her Reputation-era aesthetic to brighter, rainbow-centric hues is clearly hard to miss.
The song is called “ME!” and it features Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco. Panic also confirmed the track on Twitter, writing “Sooooo, this is happening!” and linking to Swift’s YouTube where the video will premiere at midnight EST. The collaboration between the two artistes has now got fans all excited, especially from the LGBTQ community.
Panic! At the Disco’s Brendon Urie, who came out as Pansexual in 2018, pledged $1 million to LGBT youth during the Pride Month last year. Swift too recently donated $113,000 to Tennessee LGBTQ advocacy group who oppose a series of bills moving inside the state’s Republican-controlled General Assembly, which they say target LGBTQ individuals.
Taylor when she decided to collaborate w Brendon Urie pic.twitter.com/DvG0VkKqSC
— zαcнαry (@zachias_) April 26, 2019
A song about embracing your individuality and celebrating it and owning it I AM GOING TO GO LAY DOWN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD LGBT COMMUNITY WE RIDE AT MIDNIGHT
— katelyn 💖💜🦋 (@noitskatelyn) April 26, 2019
— mubby (@marybethwalk) April 26, 2019
Im calling it
Each segment of the Butterfly’s wings signifies each song from the New Album.
I see a Segment with a Rainbow! Are we getting a Gay anthem ? 😍😍
— Acetaminophen 500mg (@TheFakestAlfred) April 25, 2019
TAYLOR SWIFT & BRENDON URIE I- HAHAHAH SHE TALKED ABOUT PANIC! SHE NEVER REALLY DID ANYTHING FOR NO REASON WHY AM I STILL SO SURPRISED
— Sara ♡🌴♡ (@DemiNotebook) April 26, 2019
a Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie collab is exactly what we need to change the world pic.twitter.com/1Y9IUnt9oS
— sofi (@burtxntothistay) April 25, 2019
guys the more i sit on it the more i’m VERY here for pop-goes-punk taylor and brendon urie. like if they give us some 2009 3OH!3 shit then my wig will take flight
— Christopher Rosa (@chrisrosa92) April 25, 2019
BRENDON URIE AND TAYLOR SWIFT SAID GAY RIGHTS! pic.twitter.com/FGMgOfhJoA
— malak ☂︎ (@paiintedskies) April 26, 2019
— D A V E ᵧᵤₘ (@DaveYass) April 26, 2019
— 🧚🏻♂️ GirlWithLuv 🧚♀️ (@serendipty22) April 26, 2019
“IM THE ONLY ONE OF ME
BABY THAT’S THE FUN OF ME”
will tell myself that every day!! to self love, growth & authenticity 💖
— Judiel 💖 #TaylorSwiftApril26 (@judielcortez) April 26, 2019
“It’s about embracing your individuality and celebrating it and owning it,” Swift told Roberts of “ME!” “With a pop song, we have the ability to get a melody stuck in people’s heads. I just want it to be one that makes them feel better about themselves.”