Are Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie about to release a song together?

25 April 2019, 23:34 | Updated: 26 April 2019, 19:24

Katie Louise Smith

By Katie Louise Smith

Fans have a huge theory about a possible collab between Taylor and Panic! At The Disco's Brendon and if it's true, I'm gonna pass out.

UPDATE: Taylor and Brendon's collab is here! The song is called 'ME!' and it's already breaking YouTube music video records.

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After weeks of teasing her new era and her new music, Taylor Swift's mysterious countdown finally comes to an end on April 26th and fans think they've figured out what's about to go down.

Today (April 25), Taylor rocked up to a huge butterfly mural in Nashville that she had commissioned and confirmed a whole bunch of stuff. Yes, there will be a new song coming. Yes, there will be even more new music. And yes, this entire butterfly painting contains clues about the new track.

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Rumours are now circulating on Twitter that the new song (or at least one of the new songs, who knows how many she's about to release) might actually be a collaboration with a huge artist.

The artist in question? Panic! At The Disco's Brendon Urie. Yes. Really.

The rumours began after sources at YouTube said that Taylor had internally uploaded a new video.

According to this screenshot, a music video appears to have been registered on YouTube under Taylor Swift's name. The song is called #ME! and apparently features Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco.

Of course, it's very easy to fake a screenshot and certain aspects of this don't seem quite right. (Alternative and Punk as the genre? It's not impossible but it doesn't quite seem to fit with Taylor's new aesthetic.)

Fans are remaining skeptical over this for now but there's still quite a bit of weight to the Brendon Urie theory elsewhere.

On April 25th, Taylor revealed that she had commissioned a wall mural in Nashville. Painted by artist Kelsey Montague, the butterfly apparently contains a whole bunch of clues about the song and new music.

In the middle of the wings reads the word 'ME!'

Taylor also just tweeted a picture of herself alongside the caption "ME! by the one and only @valheria123" accompanied by 13 heart emojis. Obviously.

That pretty much confirms the title of the song, right? It's 'ME!' Or is that the name of the album? OR BOTH?

Now, when you add all that to the fact that Brendon has been a long time Taylor Swift stan, things start adding up. Brendon has been talking about his dreams of a collab with Taylor since 2014, and in one of his more recent Twitch streams, he speaks about Taylor's new era and her mysterious countdown.

The video has now lead a whole bunch of fans to think that Brendon seems to know more than he's letting on...

Need more evidence? In Taylor's ELLE UK cover story, she name drops Panic! At The Disco on her playlist of songs that have impacted her life.

Now, you might not bat an eye lid at a simple song suggestion on a playlist but, if you consider the fact that Taylor also managed to hint at the April 26th countdown in her ELLE '30 things' list without anyone realising, it's not completely out of the question for her to drop a subtle hint at her collaborator in another.

So, is Taylor Swift about to drop a collaboration with Brendon Urie? We'll find out at the end of the countdown...