Taylor Swift announced the release of her highly-anticipated new album. The singer revealed on Wednesday that her sixth studio album Reputation will be released on November 10. The first single from her new album will hit airwaves Thursday night.
Along with the announcement, Swift posted the cover art of the new album, which features a black and white photo of the singer dressed in an oversized shirt and with wet hair.
The reveal came after Swift posted several cryptic videos on Instagram of a slithering snake, an animal her critics often compare her to.
The snake imagery dates back to June 2016, when Swift’s camp said the singer wrote Calvin Harris’ “This Is What You Came Here For” track. Harris and Swift were dating at the time.
Harris called out Swift on Twitter, and his fans flooded Swift’s social media accounts with snake emojis. Swift was accused of being sneaky and snake-like.
Swift also purged all of her social media accounts days before the posting.
The 27-year-old singer has been in hiding for most of the year, keeping out of the public eye. She hasn’t released a new album since 1989 in 2014.
Although she hasn’t released an album of her own, the singer has still had a presence on the charts. She appeared on the Zayn’s “I Don’t Want to Live Forever,” in 2016, which was part of the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack. The single peaked at Number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Swift’s 1989 album beat User’s 2004 Confessions LP in becoming the fastest album to hit 5 million units. Her 1984 World Tour earned her $185.4 million.
The album also produced three chart-toppers: “Shake It Off,” “Bad Blood,” and “Blank Space.”
Swift has reportedly been focused solely on making new music and has been spending all of her time in the studio.