On Wednesday Swift was forced to share her track listing for the new album after the song names were also leaked online days earlier. Around midnight on Friday, the singer will release "Reputation", her sixth album, and first since the self-proclaimed death of the "old Taylor". On Wednesday, the singer offered a sneak peak at the back covers of two Swift-themed magazines Target produced to release exclusively in conjunction with her new record.
But streaming, it seems, will not be a factor: yesterday it was suggested that Reputation will not appear on services such as Spotify or Apple Music for at least a week, if not more. Your best bet if you're dead set on listening to the album as soon as it comes out will be to pre-order the album so you'll be among the first to hear the new songs.
The other post features Swift and her cat starring in slack-jawed anticipation at the camera with the same caption. "We've already gotten more than a hint of that with "Look What You Made Me Do" and "...
Sky News has contacted Swift's publicist for comment. It is also supposed to touch on her famous feuds with stars like Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry and ex-love Calvin Harris.
This is all to say that come Friday, if you want to dive fully into Reputation, you're very likely going to have to buy the CD for $15. But we do know which song it is now - "New Year's Day", the final track from Reputation.
"Watch #TGIT Next Thursday to see the World Premiere Performance of a new song by @taylorswift13!" Once the album is sent to the streaming services and prepared for release, it can be officially posted in a matter of hours.