Butterflies = Metamorphosis
Every Taylor Swift fan knows that being a Swiftie also means being a trained detective. Since the singer is known for dropping hidden references in her music videos and lyrics, fans have been trained to pay extra attention to detail, including her Instagram posts. Following recent rumors that Swift is getting ready to release new music soon, fans have created full-blown theories about her posts.
During the iHeartRadio Music Awards, Swift made a subtle reference to those theories when she thanked her dedicated fans on stage. "I also just wanted to say before I go that I love your passion," she said. "I love your attention to detail, I love how much you care, I love seeing all the things that you're posting online." While she assured us that "when there's new music [we'll] be the first to know," we're still not convinced that her palm tree photos are really just palm tree photos.
In fact, many fans speculate that her Instagram posts have actually been hidden clues about the theme of her seventh album. Following a darker era with her Reputation album, a lot of her new posts about palm trees and butterflies seem to symbolize a new era of peace, love, and rebirth. Remember when Swift said in the death of her reputation, she truly felt alive? Bear with me as I break down her posts and what they could symbolize ahead.