We thought the only time this week that the nation would collectively stop and stare slack-jawed at something was on Monday, during the eclipse. But that was before Taylor Swift announced she had new music coming out this week, with this:

And also this:

And most tantalizingly of all, this:

The world knew something was up yesterday, when she posted a couple of shadowy videos of snakes, but now we’ve got ratty-sweater, greasy-hair, that-choker-looks-a-bit-tight-but-the-lipstick-is-still-perfection Taylor Swift, hysteria has fully kicked in.

She looks pissed, you guys, and — as the long history of talking smack about her exes in song form proves — Swift is at her best when she’s pissed.

Predictably, Twitter had a lot to say for itself:

Hang onto your butts — a new era is coming.

Taylor Swift is Releasing New Music Tomorrow and the World Just Basically Stopped Turning 23 August,2017Rae Alexandra

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Rae Alexandra

Rae Alexandra is On Call Producer for KQED Pop. Born and raised in Wales, she started her career writing for Britain’s biggest music magazines. After moving to California, she became a regular contributor to both SF Weekly and New York’s Village Voice. She regularly ruins your favorite ‘80s movies at MovieRuiner.com, and can be found on Twitter @raemondjjjj.

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