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Wait, Is Taylor Swift Just Giving Us Straight Answers?

The Riddler (Taylor’s Version). Photo: TikTok

Taylor Swift has released the most cryptic, impenetrable riddle yet. Using her TikTok, Swift posted that track 13 of her latest album, Midnights, would be called “Mastermind.” Like, what could that even mean? Okay, let’s think it through, Batman ’66 style. She said the track title into a red phone. Red is an album that she’s already done the “Taylor’s Version” of. Repetition. Reputation? “The old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now. Why? Oh, ’cause she’s dead.” Taylor Swift is a clone. It’s the only thing that fits. No possible other meaning could come from “Track 13 is called ‘Mastermind.’”

In all seriousness, it appears Taylor Swift will be dropping straightforward announcements of Midnights’ track names on TikTok (at midnight, naturally). She’s also apparently using a bingo-ball cage to randomize which track names get announced when. For the each reveal, she had the same nails on as she did at TIFF, so make of that what you will. Below are the tracks she’s revealed so far, and keep checking back in hopes she’ll finally give us track five.

2. “Maroon
6. Midnight Rain
7. “Question…?”
8. “Vigilante Shit
13. “Mastermind

Wait, Is Taylor Swift Just Giving Us Straight Answers?