Are Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie about to release a song together?
25 April 2019, 23:34 | Updated: 26 April 2019, 19:24
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.
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.
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.
RUMOR: Some sources at Youtube have said that Taylor Swift has internally uploaded a video called "#ME!" featuring Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco!?!? Taylor recently commissioned a #TSmural that centerpieces the word "ME!". pic.twitter.com/Sa20GhPe8s— Taylor Swift News (@Swift_Alert) April 25, 2019
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.
ME! music video has been registered on YouTube. It’s features Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco!🦋 pic.twitter.com/NPslGhiFKC— Taylor Swift Updates (@SwiftieInfo) April 25, 2019
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!'
📷 | “Did I put up the butterfly? Yeah. We've commissioned this butterfly mural to be painted on a wall in Nashville and put clues about the song and the new music in the mural.” (Photo by @Tennessean) https://t.co/aMx9nUN8j5 pic.twitter.com/1iI06TzEj2— Taylor Swift News / 4.26 (@TSwiftNZ) April 25, 2019
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So... @kelseymontagueart helped me pull off the best surprise clue reveal today in Nashville!! Thank you to everyone who showed up, I’ve never been more proud of your FBI level detective skills. Next clue: I’ll be joining the magnificent @robinrobertsgma for a chat tonight on ABC live from Nashville 💕💕💕💕💕💕💕
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...
Brendon Urie talking about Taylor Swift's countdown and TS7 lead single pic.twitter.com/wjEGsgN1RT— chiqui 🇻🇪 (@uriexswift) April 25, 2019
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.
“When I hear 'I Write Sins Not Tragedies' by Panic! At The Disco, I’m transported back to being sixteen and driving down the streets of Hendersonville, Tennessee, with my best friend Abigail, euphorically screaming the lyrics.” - Taylor Swift [@ELLEUK]— Taylor Swift News / 4.26 (@TSwiftNZ) February 28, 2019