All The Conspiracy Theories About Taylor Swift’s New Album, ‘Midnights’
Taylor Swift is releasing her new album,” Midnights.” It has 13 tracks depicting how she has evolved again. Swifties are all in for a hunt in the rabbit hole of theories that Taylor has in store for them. Most fans believe the pop star will make some big revelations, just as how every Swiftie assumes.
Heading to the Midnight’s album, there are two substantial fan theories. The first is the Karma theory, and the second is the Gaylor Theory. According to a Vox report, one of which is smashed, and the other one is almost nearly true. Swiftie or not, you’re in for some easter egg hunt with these theories.
The Karma Theory
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Track 11 on Midnights has a title, “Karma,” as Taylor Swift has recently announced. It’s a title that suits perfectly to this theory. Swift has an unreleased album titled Karma, it was scheduled for release in 2016. As fans believe, this album was canceled after the Kim-Taylor-Kanye saga began.
It goes back to when Kim Kardashian released excerpts and leaks of Taylor Swift stirring up some public lies. The issue gets messier when the public eye turns on Swift. This brings the fans to the theory that the “Karma” song on Midnights came from the ditched Karma album. Some Swifties also believe that the Karma song is for Kanye West, who, until now, is still shrouded by neverending issues.
Evidence for this theory: Taylor Swift had been religiously dropping new albums every two years since she started. If such patterns existed, her sixth album should have launched in 2016. This album was next to her album 1989, which was released in 2014. However, following her conflict with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, Swift jumped one year and released Reputation in 2017 instead.
Me trying to explain Midnights to a non-swifty pic.twitter.com/MMbIXIP8TX
— BuzzFeed UK (@BuzzFeedUK) October 21, 2022
Fans are dying to know if there was an album that was supposed to come out in 2016 before Reputation. Swifties are quick to an assumption. Yes, there was an album supposedly for that year. Going back to Swift’s video “Look What You Made Me Do,” she was cutting the wings of an airplane labeled “TS6.” Perhaps, it’s a code for Taylor Swift’s sixth album. Also, focusing on the word “reputation,” an idea was born that the sixth album was canceled and rebuilt into Reputation.
However, it’s still a puzzle that if Swift wrote Karma before her feud with Kanye sizzled, could it have been a track about Kanye? The possibilities are endless, but these clues are close to the truth. Following some Swift numerologies, “Karma” is track 11 of the Midnight album. In 2010, after Kanye went on stage during her VMA speech, Swift wrote a song that tracked 11.
Swift’s interview with Jimmy Fallon in 2021 is also something to consider. She talked about the idea of placing Easter eggs for her fans in her very first album. Sift said in the interview, “All I started thinking of was, ‘How do I hint at things, like how far is too far in advance? Can I hint at something three years in advance? Can I even plan things out that far? I think I’m going to try to do it. It is perfectly reasonable for people to be normal music fans and have a relationship with music. But if you want to go down a rabbit hole with us, come along; the water’s great.”
The Gaylor Theory
Taylor Swift looks beautiful in new photo for ‘Midnights (3am Edition).’ pic.twitter.com/l0xDXxCMET
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) October 21, 2022
Gaylor’s definition is “Someone interested in bringing a queer reading to Swift’s songbook.” Or, it could also be someone who is very sure that Swift is straight but also feels otherwise. Gaylor also pertains to those who believed that Swift was either bisexual or gay, but she had secret relationships with other women.
Although this theory wasn’t as hype just as how the “Karma” theory was, leading to Midnight’s album release, the first track title is “Lavender Haze.” Gaylors was quick to jump to the conclusion that it might be a gay song. As lavender is a symbol that the gay community often uses.
But Swift gave her reasoning, and the Gaylors aren’t happy about it. She explained that when you’re in the lavender haze, you want to stay there despite all the obstacles. She continued, “Like my relationship for six years, we’ve had to dodge weird rumors, tabloid stuff, and we just ignore it.”
Taylor Swift’s “Lavender Haze”
Due to her response, some accused her of “queer-baiting.” This “Lavender Haze” issue isn’t the first time that has given Gaylors hope and ended in disappointment. In Swift’s announcement of the album Lover, she wore rainbow colors. It uplifted the symbol of gay pride. Then she said she had a major announcement on April 26. This is Lesbian Visibility Day, and she announced it to Robin Roberts, a proud lesbian.
🚨 Taylor Swift has surprise-dropped 7 additional bonus tracks for her ‘Midnights (3am Edition).’ pic.twitter.com/0EJl3z403X
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) October 21, 2022
But things turned around, and when she dropped Lover, it was full of straight people’s love songs. Due to this, new theories sprung up if Swift and her boyfriend Alwyn had secretly tied the knot. Although her reaction to the “Lavender Haze” matter is kinda and assertive, Swift has shown her true colors in a thousand ways. Aside from having zero public confessions about her sexuality, her relationships with men were an open book.
On a side note, Taylor’s harmless and cute way of having relationships with her fans through her easter egg drops is impressive. This somehow creates a deeper connection with her and her fanbase. Midnights are coming in a few, and the world is ready for more easter egg hunting.