It feels like just yesterday that we were blessed with Taylor Swift‘s iconic sixth album Reputation, an album which received critical acclaim, was nominated for a Grammy, and which defined an era of growth and self-reflection for the singer-songwriter.

So imagine our collective surprise when Miss Swift – who, to be fair, is the QUEEN of cryptic messages –  left yet another clue that her possible seventh album may be on the way soon.

To fully unpack the plethora of hints Swift is dropping, the team at Don’t Bore Us has attempted to put them all into a timeline (which, in our opinion, is a very worthwhile task for our workday).

Taylor Swift Seven – The Timeline:

Tuesday, October 9 2018 – The Speech

While accepting the American Music Award for Best Pop/Rock Album on Tuesday, October 9 2018, Swift dropped the first hint about her upcoming record, saying:

“I always look at albums as chapters in my life. And I’m so—to the fans, I’m so happy that you like this one. I’m so happy that this means that you like this one,” she said.

“But I have to be really honest with you about something: I’m even more excited about the next chapter.”

Sunday, October 21 2018 – The Scrabble post

When Taylor Swift took her Reputation Stadium Tour Down Under last October, she had some much-deserved R&R time with her mum.

On Sunday (the 7th day of the week…coincidence? We think not) October 21, she posted a group of Instagram photos of her and her mother playing Scrabble in sunny Aus with the caption: “Let the games begin.”

Swift fans got right to work figuring out the clues she was dropping, starting with the visible Scrabble chips she left in the shot, B, I, O, I and E. The letter B gives you three points in a game, with each vowel giving you one.

3 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 = 7.

Many of her fans via Twitter were convinced this was the beginning of TS7, and that her album is 100% on the way.

Sunday, February 24 2019 – The Palm Trees

If you hadn’t already noticed, the number seven is becoming a PRETTY big theme here, a fact cemented by Taylor’s latest Instagram post, posted on Sunday, February 24 – YEP, THE SEVENTH DAY OF THE WEEK AGAIN!

The photo features seven palm trees against a turquoise, star-edited sky, with the accompanying caption of seven palm tree emojis. The font on her official website has also changed.

As before, Swifties took to social media like the amazing detectives they are and have unveiled some pretty incredible theories. These range from counting the number of stars in the sky, or looking at the palm trees and what their arrangement could symbolise.

It is worth nothing although that the star filter Swift has used is a pre-existing effect from the app ColorStory, so it is still up in the air if there is any weight on the star-theory.

And that’s all folks… for now. Taylor Swift is yet to confirm or deny any of these theories, but be sure to have your social notifications on for the next instalment of this saga so you can be Ready For It…!