After going dark on her social media outlets, Taylor Swift returned to Instagram with a cryptic set of videos depicting what appears to be a snake slithering along. The snake motif, associated with Swift after Kim Kardashian revealed her to be a liar, likely plays into Taylor Swift’s new single. What you can’t fix, you feature, right? No stranger to public enemies, Swift knows how to play this game to her advantage, whether or not you consider 1989 deserving of Album of the Year. Since Swift basically built an empire from her beef with others, this upcoming Taylor Swift single will probably pertain to some perceived slight, no matter how big or small. After all, this is an artist who hypocritically switched her entire view towards streaming services in order to seek revenge upon someone who allegedly stole her backup dancers.
But who, pray tell, will fall on the receiving end of Taylor Swift’s new music? Obvious targets included Kardashian, Katy Perry, Kanye West, and Demi Lovato, all figures that publicly show disdain for her. However, maybe she too believes lizard people run the world; maybe she’s still seething over Aretha Franklin’s “beautiful gowns” shade; maybe she’s the animorph snake. Until the latest Taylor Swift single debuts, no one is entirely out of the woods yet.