Taylor Swift has been laying low lately. One of her latest official public appearances was in February for a Super Bowl weekend performance, and she’s rarely posted on her Instagram this year. Fans speculated that her undercover status only meant one thing: she’s working on new music.
Her singer-songwriter buddy Ed Sheeran confirmed that theory in an interview earlier this year. “Taylor [Swift] isn’t going to be releasing until probably the end of this year,” he told BBC. “Christmas is the smartest time to release because that’s when everyone buys records.”
But now it seems fans won’t have to wait until the holiday season to get new music from Swift. She could be releasing another record as early as this fall.
“Taylor’s been quietly recording new music for a couple of months,” a source told Us Weekly. “She’s aiming to release an album this fall.”
Swift hasn’t gone full secluded herself on a mountain to “find inspiration,” but she’s still making new music on the down low. According to the source, the singer is avoiding bigger recording studios in LA, New York, Nashville and London.and
After seeing how well her last few albums have performed, Swift reportedly plans to continue capitalizing on her new pop sound.
“She’s continuing down the pop route because 1989 was a huge success and fans really gravitated toward that album,” the insider added. The success of that record manifested in fandom and accolades alike. After its release in 2014, 1989 earned two Grammys for Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album.