This year, spring wasn't marked by changing temperatures or budding blooms, but rather Taylor Swift turning all of her social-media accounts over to a pastel-colored dreamland of butterflies and glitter hearts. Fans braced themselves for a totally new Swift era — and that's what they got, with Swift giving herself a full image overhaul of sorts for her seventh album: Lover.
When Swift debuted the cover art for her new album via Instagram Live on Thursday, fans quickly spotted a giant glittery heart outlining her right eye.
This led to some pandemonium for the Swifties. On Twitter, not only are fans flipping out over this look (in a good way), but many are also planning on rocking the same pink glitter heart whenever they get to see her perform live — and even in the lead-up to the album's release on August 23.
Normal people: Put the glittery heart on your cheek Taylor! Or maybe on your hand or arm!— Tiffany FitzHenry (@Tiff_FitzHenry) June 13, 2019
Taylor: No, I have to put it around my eye.
Normal people: Why? It looks weird and dumb.
Taylor: Cause then they’ll keep making my songs #1.
Normal people: Who?
Some people dreamed bigger: Will Swift be selling glittery heart stickers on tour?
IDK about you but that glittery heart around the eye makes me nervous 😅💖 Chances of me sweating it off and into my eye are HIGH! Someone sell like a bedazzled sticker thing, the way @ladygaga wore during Super Bowl please!!! @taylornation13 @taylorswift13 #PreorderLover— Fritzi ☀️🌻 (@musicsinmysoul3) June 14, 2019
Now, because of Swift's history of using her beauty to send cryptic clues and Easter eggs about her upcoming projects, fans have already started getting suspicious about what this heart could signify. In May, she told Entertainment Weekly that she was sending a message to fans with the pastel rainbow manicure she wore while recording the vertical Spotify video for "Delicate."
In the Taylor Swift universe, even something as minor as a manicure can signal a new era, so what could something as dramatic as a giant glitter heart represent? Only time will tell, but we recommend stocking up on pink glitter now.