Taylor Swift sings a capella on new commercial before her album's release

You can now hear Taylor Swift singing with no musical background at all.

In a new commercial for Amazon Music, an animation of Taylor’s disembodied lips flutters through a garden of blooming flowers, plants, butterflies, a snake and a cat statue, while singing an a cappella version of “You Need to Calm Down.” As they sing, the lips change from red, to purple, to rainbow, to sprinkle-covered, to glitter.

“Alexa, play the new Taylor Swift on Amazon Music,” says a voiceover, followed by the regular version of the song.

“A voice is all you need,” reads the tagline. Taylor captioned the video, “@amazonmusic: what color lips would you like for this commercial? Me: yes.”

Sharp-eyed fans notice yet another Easter egg in the ad. In a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment in the ad, one butterfly’s wings spell out “Cruel Summer,” which is a track on Swift’s new album,Lover, which arrives Friday.

The “Cruel Summer” butterfly is black and white in a video that is full of color, leading to further suspicions: will the song reference the theme or time period of Swift’sReputationalbum – as one fan on Twitter pointed out: “Why does the Cruel Summer butterfly look like it's still living in the rep era?”

“Cruel Summer” was also an Easter egg in Swift’s “You Need to Calm Down” music video –Ellen DeGeneres is seen getting tattooed with the phrase.

No details have been confirmed about “Cruel Summer,” other than it being the second song on Lover’stracklist, but its appearance in the clip has left many speculating that it could be an upcoming single.

Taylor will perform on ABC’s Good Morning America Thursday.

 

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