13 Easter Eggs In Taylor Swift's 'You Need To Calm Down' Video
Now that we've all watched Taylor Swift's "You Need To Calm Down video, let's dive into the Easter eggs.
Swift has made it a point to include more hidden clues and nods to her favourite things in her new videos and her second single from the forthcoming Lover is no different.
Let's get started, shall we?
The fact that the visible numbers on these dice add up to 67 and there are 67 days until August 23rd I - pic.twitter.com/W05FrafCfL— Nicole✨[Never met Tay] (@nicoleee_veee) June 17, 2019
Those dice may seem unsuspecting but Swifties know that math is fun! A quick count of all the visible numbers appear to add up to 67, and 67 days from the video’s premiere is August 23 — the day her seventh studio album drops.
This is a quote from iconic pop queen Cher. There are also seven flowers painted on the blue banner to signify Smith’s seventh album.
Swift’s newest cat, Benjamin Button, made a cameo in the video on the face of her watch. If you look closely, 1 pm is set in military time as 13 since it is Swift’s favourite number. An added bonus: the watch and many of the other items are actually available to buy in her store.
Swift's fake back tattoo was first revealed last week on the single's cover art and is, naturally, an Easter egg. You'll remember in the opening scene of the "ME!" video a snake bursts into a beautiful kaleidoscope of butterflies just like this.
Do those roses look familiar? They should. Swift wasn't lying when she said she hid an Easter egg during her 2019 Wango Tango performance. During her rainbow-filled set, the singer had a rose backdrop that alluded to this video. She also seemed to be wearing the same yellow T-shirt in the end scene of video that she wore during her Wango Tango performance.
Hayley Kiyoko + Taylor Swift = track 5? Fingers crossed! Since Swift has yet to confirm the full track list for Lover this could be a major clue that the "Lesbian Jesus" is featured on the fifth track. Swift also wore a button with track 5 on the cover of Entertainment Weekly (which was an Easter egg, too, because it referenced the "Delicate" video).
While appearing on Ellen, Swift gushed about how much she loves the show Queer Eye and little did we know that was a huge clue since the Fab 5 starred in the video!
ellen had the tattoo in the interview i- pic.twitter.com/oWfVK9zhZH— kira (@sottkira) June 17, 2019
Speaking of Ellen DeGeneres, the talk show host's entire interview was a huge clue because she appeared in the video as well even after the pair joked about her joining Swift in a video soon. It also seems like the video was already shot before her appearance (or day of) because you can see the tattoo DeGeneres got in the video during their interview and her white shirt seems to be the same!
On the topic of DeGeneres’ tattoo, “Cruel Summer” could be a clue to a new song or lyrics. It's also a song by Bananarama and happens to be a compilation album by Kanye West.
WE STAN A DARING QUEEN pic.twitter.com/5xJPgTmM9A— 🦋 kenneth 🦋 L💗V E R 23/8 💕 (@noitskenneth) June 17, 2019
Many of the signs made in the video have some funny spelling mistakes but fans have quickly pointed out the "Get A Brain Morans" sign could be a dig at U.S. senator Jerry Moran, who actively opposes equal marriage.
TAYLOR SWIFT IMPERSONATOR WEARING THE DRESS SHE WORE AT THE BBMAS STANDING NEXT TO BEYONCE IMPERSONATOR TELLING BEYHIVE "YOU NEED TO CALM DOWN!!!" BEYHIVE SHOULD'VE KNOWN TAYLOR ALWAYS GETS THE LAST WORD!!! I'M HOLLERING Y'ALL!! 🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡— Shivam (@Shivam_Murari) June 17, 2019
When all of pop's queens take the stage, Swift is standing next to Beyoncé; which could be a major signal to all those who accused her Billboard Music Awards performance of copying Bey.
If the scene with Katy Perry looks familiar it's because it seems to be a nod to the end scene of Swift’s “You Belong With Me” video, where she reunites with the boy she likes at her school dance.
Ryan Reynolds' beautiful artwork is of the historic Stonewall Inn in New York where Swift recently did a surprise performance in honour of the 50th anniversary of the riots that sparked the Pride movement.
This is just a handful of Easter eggs Swift included in the video. Watch the video to check them all out!
Original article by Lindsey Smith at iHeartRadio