We knew it was coming the minute she agreed to perform at the late-August MTV Video Music Awards and September iHeartRadio Music Festival.
We now appear to have our first detail regarding the release of that new Taylor Swift single.
Offering fans their “first clue,” the singer-songwriter began teasing the upcoming release in an Instagram post Monday.
The short video features Swift pressing the 18 button on an elevator. She then quickly presses it five more times.
The initial read is that Swift is signposting a Monday, August 18 release date for the first single (1) from her fifth studio album (5).
The track, which will build to the fall release of that album, is expected to receive its television debut at the August 24 MTV Video Music Awards. It will then be one of several new songs Swift performs at the September iHearts.
Swift’s teaser is posted below: