While we were live-streaming a mural, the answers were out in the open on Sel's Instagram.

By Isabel Jones
Apr 26, 2019 @ 8:30 am

While we struggled to piece together Taylor Swift’s barrage of pastel hints about her new music, the biggest clue of all was hiding in the open, on Selena Gomez’s Instagram.

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After much, much fanfare, Swift released a new single and music video on Friday: a vibrant self-love bop called “ME!”

And though it took us weeks of close analysis and hours spent live-streaming a mural, we finally learned what Sel had been telling us all along.

Back in 2017, on Taylor’s birthday, Gomez wrote a sweet tribute to her iconic bestie, writing, “I’m glad you were born,” and wait for it … “You write all the thoughts some aren’t able to articulate. (ME!)”

ME! It was there all along, taunting desperate Swifties. Or maybe Sel’s all caps exclamation was the inspiration for the single?

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Selena confirmed that she had heard Taylor’s new music on Thursday, telling a reporter “it’s amazing.”

Perhaps there are more clues lurking on Sel’s page? I mean, this does capture Tay’s new IG aesthetic …

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