Hey Taylor Swift fans, we have a little challenge for you! The singer just starred in a brand new Capital One commercial, and in true Taylor Swift-fashion, she threw in a bunch of Easter eggs in the advert — 13, to be exact. Yep, from hidden messages to references to her own songs, can you spot them all?!
As fans know, the “Lover” songstress has actually become pretty known for throwing in little clues in her songs, lyrics and music videos — so it’s no surprise that she included some in this new commercial. From throwing shade at Kim Kardashian and Kanye West in her “Look What You Made Me Do” music video, to referencing her ex-boyfriend Joe Jonas in the lyrics to “Forever and Always,” the blonde beauty definitely does not hold back. Here’s all the Easter eggs she included in the new commercial…
The ‘August’ Hourglass
In the commercial, Swift realizes it’s a little cold out, and goes to her closet to grab a cardigan. Beside her closet is a few shelves, and if you look closely, you’ll notice a tiny hourglass sitting on one of them. As fans know, the 30-year-old actually has a line in her song “August” that reads, “August slipped away into a moment in time,” so many people believe this is a reference to that track! Plus, back in August, Swift even released these exact hourglasses for fans to buy, and called the merch the “August slipped away” collection.
The Pennies From ‘The One’
Also on the shelves is a jar of pennies, which is believed to be a reference fo her song “The One.” “But we were something, don’t you think so? / Roaring twenties, tossing pennies in the pool,” the pop star sings in the tune. Pennies — we see you, Swift!
The Trunk From The ‘Cardigan’ Music Video
In the “Cardigan” music video, Swift climbs into a wooden chest. And fans were quick to notice that a mini-version of the trunk also appeared on the shelves in the new commercial!
A Peace Sign For ‘Peace’
It appears that there’s a small reference to every single track from Swift’s latest album, Folklore, on the shelves in the commercial. There’s a statue of a small peace sign, which most likely represents the song “Peace.”
The Mirrorball And Ballet Slippers Symbolize ‘Mirrorball’
OK, this one is pretty obvious. On the shelves there is also a small mirrorball, which probably symbolizes her song “Mirrorball.” Next to it is also a pair of ballet slippers, which reminded many fans of the line, “Hush, when no one is around my dear / You’ll find me on my tallest tiptoes / Spinning in my highest heels love,” from the same song.
The Green Dog From ‘The Last Great American Dynasty’
In “The Last Great American Dynasty,” Swift sings about the woman who used to own the house she bought in Rhode Island. “They say she was seen on occasion / Pacing the rocks starring out at the midnight sea / And in a feud with her neighbor / She stole her dog and dyed it key-lime green,” the lyrics to the bridge reads. So it’s likely that the small green dog on the shelves in the commercial is a tribute to this song!
A Soldier To Honor Her Song ‘Epiphany’
Fans believe that the small soldier statue on the shelves in the commercial represents her song “Epiphany.” Why? Well, that song is actually about her grandfather who fought in the war! “Keep your helmet / Keep your life, son / Just a flesh wound / Here’s your rifle,” the musician belts out in the emotional ballad.
The ‘Invisible String’ Ax
In “Invisible String,” Swift mentions the “ax to grind” with the boys who broke her heart, so it’s safe to say that the small metal ax on the shelves in the Capital One advert is a tribute to that song!
The Wisteria From ‘The Lakes’
What does the little bouquet of flowers represent you ask? Well, some people were quick to point out that the flowers are actually wisteria, which Swift mentions in her song “The Lakes!” “I want auroras and sad prose / I want to watch wisteria grow / Right over my bare feet/ ‘Cause I haven’t moves in years,” she sings.
The Perfume From ‘Illicit Affairs’
In “Illicit Affairs,” Swift sings about wearing a certain perfume for a certain guy. So if you noticed the bottle of perfume on the shelves in the commercial, that’s what the represents.
The Number ’13’
It’s no secret that the number 13 is important to the singer. She has mentioned numerous times in the past that it’s her lucky number, in fact, she even drew it on her hand during a lot of her old concerts! That’s why when fans noticed a small 13 statue also on the shelves in the commercial, it made them emotional.
Fans Have Different Theories About The Two Dice
There’s also a set of dice on the shelves, and there are actually a few different theories about what they may mean. Many people are convinced that the number of dots shown on the dice equals the track number of her next single (if this is true, “Betty” is going to be the next single!), while others have speculated that they’re a tribute to her song “Cruel Summer.” In the song, Swift sings, “Devils roll the dice / Angels roll their eyes.”
The Stack Of Books May Have A Shady Meaning
Last but not least, fans noticed that there’s a stack of six small books on the shelves. People have speculated that these symbolize Swift’s first six albums, which are now owned by her former record label, Big Machine Records. The queen of hidden messages strikes again!