Here's What Fans Think August 7 Might Mean for Taylor Swift

Does August 7 actually have meaning for Taylor Swift? The pop singer referred to the date in her latest album, “Folklore,” and fans have thoughts.

Lizzy Rosenberg - Author

Aug. 3 2020, Updated 1:33 p.m. ET

taylor swift folklore
Source: Getty

Hardcore Swifties have had a field day breaking down lyrical meanings and finding Easter eggs in Taylor Swift's latest album, "Folklore." Some say it's an ode to joining the queer community while others think she may have secretly gotten married. Many, however, have also deduced that the date "August 7" could mean something seriously major for the Tennessee native.

Article continues below advertisement

What is the meaning behind August 7 for Taylor Swift? Here's what diehard fans of the "Betty" singer think about the potentially meaningful date.

Article continues below advertisement

Here's why August 7 seems to be a significant date for Taylor Swift.

On August 7, Universal Music is dropping the deluxe version of "Folklore," which will feature "The Lakes" bonus track, according to a Reddit thread created by user u/folkloreFan13. And while this is major news alone, fans think it may mean something. To start, the songs "Seven" and "August" play one after the other, and on the standard album, they're listed as track numbers 7 and 8. Is it a coincidence that August is the eighth month of the year, and the 7th is the date in question? We think not.

That being said, Swifties and non-fans alike know that Taylor is a sucker for dropping "Easter eggs" in her songs to send off subtle messages. Whether it's posting a video about snakes to throw shade at Kim K and Kanye or when she announced her rebrand in "Look What You Made Me Do," Taylor is big on giving off clues, so when fans find a theme in her albums or songs, it only makes sense to run with it.

Article continues below advertisement

Some think Taylor Swift could be hinting at some major relationship news.

Taylor has mostly stopped discussing her private life publicly and rumors of her secretly getting engaged — or even married — have run rampant. And since August 7 could potentially be an important date to Taylor, some think it's a hint she's getting engaged or married or that it's the anniversary of her engagement or her wedding. In a Reddit thread regarding the meaning behind August 7, Reddit user reddituser5639 said: "idk gonna go out on a stretch and i have no evidence- maybe she's engaged?"

Article continues below advertisement

Likewise, u/folkloreFan13 noted that Taylor referred to "the lakes" as where she and her boo, Joe Alwyn, celebrated their anniversary in “Invisible Strings,” as well as that “My Tears Ricochet” seemingly includes a church choir and refers to a "diamond ring,” that she wore a white dress in the "Cardigan" music video, and that "Invisible String” describes her journey to find “the one” after her previous heartbreak. Needless to say, the wedding and engagement rumors are too real.

taylor joe
Source: Getty
Article continues below advertisement

Others are anticipating some incredible music videos.

If August 7 doesn't reveal anything about Tay's relationship with Joe, fans are hoping she plans to drop a music video that day. lovesparkmagicdark said: "If anything, it will be a music video (for exile or Betty or less likely but we can hope, one for each)," while jayvee_lamberte14 said longingly, "Cruel Summer MV."

Likewise, Rdickins1 speculated: "I think it was originally going to be the release date. It is the release date to the stores. But if she does she does. I don’t think it will be big. If anything I think MV #2 or maybe she’ll announce how she plans on celebrating the 1 year anniversary of Lover. But not getting hopes up for anything." 

Article continues below advertisement

The meaning behind August 7 won't be revealed until that day comes, and it couldn't come sooner.

More from Distractify

Latest Entertainment News and Updates

    Opt-out of personalized ads

    © Copyright 2023 Distractify. Distractify is a registered trademark. All Rights Reserved. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Offers may be subject to change without notice.