10 Easter Eggs From Taylor Swift’s “You Need to Calm Down” Music Video
I know a lot of Taylor Swift super fans. I'm looking at you, Keke. People can not wait for Taylor to drop a music video, and when she does- it's an event.
Following the release of Taylor Swift's "You Need to Calm Down" music video, BuzzFeed has put together a list of 19 of the biggest Easter eggs Tay put in the visual. Here are 10 of them (see full list at the link):
- A set of dice that adds up to 67. There are 67 days between now and August 23, the day Swift's Lover LP is released.
- The framed quote, “Mom. I Am a Rich Man.” This appears to be a reference to an interview that Cher gave back in 1996.
- A cake with similar decoration to the framed print. Some Swifites have pointed out that this is a reference to the fact the singer doesn't need a rich man either.
- The tattoo depicting a snake bursting into butterflies on her back. This image was also featured in the video for "ME!” and may represent the rebirth of Swift following the Reputation era.
- The daisy floating in Swift’s drink. This could be a callback to the important lyric: "I once was poison ivy/But now I'm your daisy" from "Don't Blame Me" on Reputation.
- Swift’s watch. The watch features an image of her newest cat, Benjamin Button, but eagle-eyed fans also noticed that the number one has been replaced with 13.
- Swift wears a necklace with a "13" pendant. Fans are therefore wondering whether track #13 on Lover is especially meaningful.
- Adam Lambert gives Ellen DeGeneres a "Cruel Summer" tattoo. Fans are already convinced that this means there'll be a track by the same name on Lover.
- In May, Taylor appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where the host joked about the possibility of appearing in Swift's new video. The scenes had already been filmed, and Ellen's fake tattoo was actually visible during their interview.
- The rainbow-emblazoned trailer features a mailbox with the words: "Love Letters Only" written on it. Fans are also convinced that this will be a song on Lover.
Swifties who need those other Easter eggs can click to Buzzfeed's article here.