We think Taylor Swift did something really good tonight!
After more than a few theories and weeks of rumors, the time has finally come: new music has arrived for Swifties.
Just after midnight on Friday, April 26, Taylor surprised fans by releasing a new track called "ME!" The hit features Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco.
Hours ago, Swift stopped by the 2019 NFL Draft on ABC to share her inspiration for the track with Robin Roberts.
"ME! Is a song about embracing your individuality, and really celebrating it, and owning it," she shared. "I think that with a pop song we have the ability to get a melody stuck in people's heads and I just want it to be one that makes people feel better about themselves.
She also gave a sweet shout out to her loyal fanbase, adding, "The fans are amazing. I can not believe how dedicated they are, how thoughtful. I can't believe how much they care. So it makes it more fun for me to create music, to create music videos knowing that they'll care about little Easter eggs or clues or hints."
Heck, even Taylor's cats got involved with the speculation on Instagram. "She just read all the theories," the 29-year-old captioned a photo of a shocked four-legged friend, acknowledging all of the fan speculation.
Perhaps this is only the beginning of some hot new music.
When covering ELLE UK's music issue, the singer shared her perspective on what fans want from their favorite artists.
"I think these days, people are reaching out for connection and comfort in the music they listen to. We like being confided in and hearing someone say, 'this is what I went through' as proof to us that we can get through our own struggles," Taylor explained to the publication. "We actually do NOT want our pop music to be generic."
She continued, "This glimpse into the artist's story invites us to connect it to our own, and in the best case scenario, allows us the ability to assign that song to our memories. It's this alliance between a song and our memories of the times it helped us heal, or made us cry, dance, or escape that truly stands the test of time. Just like a great book."
Perhaps we just got a taste of what's to come in our music library.