What Is The Meaning Of Taylor Swift's New Album 'Reputation'?
Snakes & Kardashians & Swifties, Oh My!
Unless you’ve been living under a Twitter-less rock, you know that Taylor Swift deleted all of her Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter posts last week.
Her social media blackout caused the internet to inevitably break, causing fans to speculate that Taylor was gearing up to finally release her new album.
Twitter has been trending with the hashtag #TS6IsComing in reference to Taylor’s impending sixth album release. It appears that the wait is finally over. On Wednesday morning, Taylor Swift posted to all of her social media account that her new album will be entitled Reputation.
What Is The Meaning Of Taylor Swift's New Album Name 'Reputation'?
Based on the clues Taylor has been leaving lately (AKA her cryptic snake videos), we can only assume that her newest album will address the infamous #TaylorSwiftIsASnake fiasco of 2016.
Taylor’s name and reputation got dragged through the mud by her ex Calvin Harris, her former friend Katy Perry, and of course Kanye Westand Kim Kardashian last year.
First Harris went on a now-deleted Twitter rant about his ex attempting to cut him down after their public breakup by revealing that she wrote the lyrics to his hit single, “This Is What You Came For”.
Then Katy Perry wrote an entire diss-track “Swish Swish” in response to Taylor’s song “Bad Blood” that was penned about Perry. The two have had an ongoing feud for years.
Watch out for the Regina George in sheep's clothing...— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) September 9, 2014
But who could forget the absolute worst thing to happen to TSwift’s reputation last year. When Kanye West released his new song “Famous”, Taylor’s camp played victim and complained about the misogynistic lyric, “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex. Why? I made that bitch famous.”
Kanye insisted that he called Taylor and asked for her permission to use the lyric, while Taylor claimed he merely asked her to post the song on her Twitter.
In came Kim Kardashian to the rescue with all the receipts. The KUWTK star posted a Snapchat video proving that Kanye did, in fact, call Taylor and received her blessing to use the line, “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex,” in the song. The video did not, however include West saying the line, “I made that bitch famous”.
As soon as the internet saw Taylor had lied, the pop star’s social media posts were bombarded with snake emojis and the hashtag #TaylorSwiftIsASnake started trending.
While Taylor attempted to salvage her reputation with a public note defending herself, the damage had already been done.
Ever since then, Swift has been keeping a fairly low profile. She rarely posted to social media the past few months, but she was clearly keeping busy behind the scenes working on Reputation.
That is until this morning, when she publicly told the world that she is making a comeback.
What Do Taylor Swift's Snake Videos Symbolize?
It is interesting to note that snakes symbolize rebirth and renewal -- a fitting description for Taylor Swift's new album and public comeback:
"[Snakes'] meaning of transformation came from the shedding of its skin. Physical evidence of leaving its form behind (casting off the old self), and emerging a sleeker, newer version made the snake a powerful symbol of rebirth and renewal."
We’re sure that Reputation will be Taylor’s attempt to save her reputation, restore her public image, and take down her Hollywood enemies in the process.
We can’t wait to see what Swift has in store when her album is officially released this November.
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