Taylor Swift Has Something Coming April 26

It's The Final Countdown: New Music From Taylor Swift Is Coming Soon

Mark your calendars for April 26


Mark your calendars for April 26

In case you don't know me or haven't read my other articles about Taylor Swift (ages, 2am, track 5, and vocab words), I'm a huge fan of her. I've been listening to her music for as long as I can remember. As such, I'm used to the anticipation and excitement that surrounds the possibility of new music.

Back in August of 2017, Taylor Swift announced her next album: Reputation. While I was excited for new music after almost three years of jamming to 1989, I was skeptical about what kind of music it would be. When I think of Taylor Swift, I think rainbows and glitter. She's sweet and cheery and loves life no matter what it throws at her. But I could tell from the videos and pictures she posted leading up to the release of Reputation that the tone of the album would be quite different.

I was disappointed when I listened to Look What You Made Me Do. It was so musically different from what I had come to expect of her, and the lyrics were darker and harsher. She had always been somewhat of a cynic, but it seemed to me that she had completely given into that side of her. And I didn't like it. Still, I remained optimistic about the album.

Fast forward to now, and I have finally come around to liking nine out of the 15 songs on Reputation, three of which I recently got into. Never before on any of her other albums were there songs that I refused to listen to. But after giving Reputation multiple chances, there are still six songs I hit skip on.

Recently, however, my faith in Taylor Swift and her music has been renewed. Back in February, the tone of her Instagram completely changed. It went from the darkness of Reputation to the brightness of a new era.

She posted a picture of palm trees against a turquoise sky with stars, and she captioned it with 7 palm tree emojis. Fans immediately speculated that she would be releasing her 7th album soon and that it would have something to do with palm trees and paradise.

She went on to post multiple pictures of herself in outfits that were polar opposites to the ones she wore on the Reputation tour. One such outfit was what she wore to the iHeartRadio Awards on March 14. It was a rainbow sequin romper paired with butterfly winged heels.

Bout to walk out on the @iheartradio carpet, thought I'd show you first 🥰


These pictures made me happy because it was the Taylor I knew and loved. Plus, how cute are those heels?

Flash forward to April 13, when she posted a picture of a gemstone heart and changed her Instagram picture to an opalescent background. Then she posted that background on her story with a countdown to April 26.

When Taylor Swift gives you a date, that date becomes super important. Clear-your-schedule-and-wait-by-your-computer important. It seems obvious that the countdown is to new music. We're due for another album. My guess is that she'll either release a single or some information about the upcoming album. All her past albums have been released sometime in October or November, which is still six months away, but that doesn't mean we won't get sneak peeks.

Every day since she started the countdown, she has posted pictures of various cute and cheery things: her nails, some tulle, a bike, sequins, and her cats. They all have the same caption, which is also the only thing in her bio: 4.26

This super cute picture is my lock screen and will remain so until 4.26


All these pictures have made me smile because they're a glimpse of what we can expect from Taylor Swift's new music. They align with how I've always viewed her, and I look forward to music that's more like Speak Now than Reputation. I think she has moved on from that dark period in her life. She has addressed her reputation and now she can start making a new, better one.

I sincerely hope she has realized that holding onto anger isn't going to lead her anywhere good. She's happy now with her boyfriend, Joe Alwyn, who she has been with for about two years. Hopefully, her relationship with him has led her to a better, brighter place in her life and her new music will reflect that.

Obviously, I'm excited for her new music because I think it'll be a style that I'll enjoy as much as I did her first 5 albums. However, I'm also excited for what it represents. As a big fan of Taylor Swift, I want her to be happy. It looks like she truly is.

P.S. I will not endeavor to list every fan theory and observation, but you can find them floating around the internet. In the end, believe what you want to. All will be revealed soon.

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13 Movies Every Couple Needs To Watch Before They Get Married

Let's be honest, Rachel McAdams is in all the best love stories.


These 13 movies are the foundation of any long-lasting relationship, and I'm not joking. Each movie will show you something new about your partner, and make you ask each other the hard questions. How many kids do you want and how are you going to raise them? What would happen if you got into a horrible accident? Some are less serious though, like what if you could time travel?

I promise that not every one of these movies is a Nicholas Sparks classic, and I also promise that not every movie has Rachel McAdams in it!

1. "The Time Traveler's Wife"

This movie is both heartbreaking and amazing.

2. "About Time"

Let's be honest, Rachel McAdams is in all the best love stories. It's on Netflix right now, so grab some snacks and turn it on!

3. "Like Crazy"

This infamous Tumblr gif came from "Like Crazy." It's about a couple who goes long distance and build their life together. I used to cry every time I watched it, and I'm no crier! It also has the (now famous) Felicity Jones in it.

4. "The Notebook"

Every girl wants this kind of love.

5. "The Last Song"

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are literally married now so if that isn't good luck, I don't know what is.

6. "Safe Haven"

You guessed it! This is another Nicholas Sparks classic. This movie has a dark twist as well, which men will love.

7. "Inside Out"

You may be thinking that this one is a bit weird. Well, this movie will help both you and your partner understand each other's emotions better.

8. "The Choice"

This movie is great because the female lead is feisty and extremely intelligent, which usually doesn't happen in love stories. How do you keep the love alive with a woman who is hard to get, and even harder to keep entertained?

9. "The Longest Ride"

Originally I could not stand the main female lead (Britt Robertson) but now she is in one of my favorite shows (For The People), so I have no choice. This movie had me on the end of my seat, and as a rom-com it is a must.

10. "The Age Of Adaline"

I began loving the name 'Adaline' thanks to this movie. This unlikely love story and self love journey really gets me.

11. "The Vow"

Imagine falling in love with someone and building a life, but an accident forces you to start all over?

12. "Titanic"

If they don't have any sort of reaction to this movie, they are probably not the one for you.

13. "Yours, Mine, & Ours"

Yours, Mine, & Ours is a true classic. Are you Helen or Frank Beardsley? You should figure that out before you tie the knot!

You're welcome!

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15 Thing Only Early 2000's Kids Will Understand

"Get connected for free, with education connection"


This is it early 2000's babies, a compilation finally made for you. This list is loaded with things that will make you swoon with nostalgia.

1. Not being accepted by the late 90's kids.


Contrary to what one may think, late 90's and early 00's kids had the same childhood, but whenever a 00's kid says they remember something on an "only 90's kids will understand" post they are ridiculed.

2. Fortune tellers.


Every day in elementary school you would whip one of these bad boys out of your desk, and proceed to tell all of your classmates what lifestyle they were going to live and who they were going to marry.



You could never read this book past 8 o'clock at night out of fear that your beloved pet rabbit would come after you.

4. Silly bands.


You vividly remember begging your parents to buy you $10 worth of cheap rubber bands that vaguely resembles the shape of an everyday object.

5. Parachutes.


The joy and excitement that washed over you whenever you saw the gym teacher pull out the huge rainbow parachute. The adrenaline that pumped through your veins whenever your gym teacher tells you the pull the chute under you and sit to make a huge "fort".

6. Putty Erasers


You always bought one whenever there was a school store.

7. iPod shuffle.


The smallest, least technological iPpd apple has made, made you the coolest kid at the bus stop.

8. "Education Connection"

You knew EVERY wood to the "Education Connection" commercials. Every. Single.Word.

9. " The Naked Brothers Band"


The "Naked Brothers Band" had a short run on Nickelodeon and wrote some absolute bangers including, "Crazy Car' and "I Don't Wanna Go To School"

10. Dance Dance Revolution


This one video game caused so many sibling, friend, and parent rivalries. This is also where you learned all of your super sick dance moves.

11. Tamagotchi


Going to school with fear of your Tamagotchi dying while you were away was your biggest worry.

12. Gym Scooters


You, or somebody you know most likely broke or jammed their finger on one of these bad boys, but it was worth it.

13. Scholastic book fairs


Begging your parents for money to buy a new book, and then actually spending it on pens, pencils, erasers, and posters.



Who knew that putting yogurt in a plastic tube made it taste so much better?

15. Slap Bracelets


Your school probably banned these for being "too dangerous".

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