Does it spell “Lust,” or “Slut,” or some secret third other thing? Who knows
Lust or Slut? ? Those are the two answers most Swifties have come up with while attempting to decode the first vault teaser trailer for 1989 (Taylor’s Version). Taylor Swift shared the visual to her Instagram account with the cryptic caption: “You can tell me when the search is over… if the high was worth the pain.”
The 13-second clip shows a glimmering blue vault opening up and spitting out a collection of letters and punctuation while blue birds fly around it. It hasn’t even been a full hour since the teaser dropped and fans are already speculating that it could be hinting at a potential Sabrina Carpenter feature on one of the album’s vault tracks.
One of the Carpenter’s most popular releases, “Because I Liked a Boy,” contains the lyric: “Now I’m a home-wrecker, I’m a slut,” reclaiming the terms thrown at her during the great “Drivers License” gossip cycle of 2021. The tone and structure of the song doesn’t differ too greatly from “Blank Space,” the 1989 single Swift references in her caption. Carpenter also recently joined Swift as an opener on the Latin American leg of the Eras tour. The 1989 era was famously defined by the special guests that would grace the stage during its accompanying tour.
During a show at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, Swift announced that 1989 (Taylor’s Version) will be arriving on Oct. 27 — exactly nine years after the original dropped on Oct. 27, 2014. “The 1989 album changed my life in countless ways,” she shared in a social media post later that night. “To be perfectly honest, this is my most FAVORITE re-record I’ve ever done because the 5 From The Vault tracks are so insane. I can’t believe they were ever left behind. But not for long!”