Taylor Swift made a surprise appearance Thursday at a commissioned art mural in Nashville a day before her scheduled big announcement.
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Artist Kelsey Montague completed the wall mural, which features cats, rainbows, butterflies and flowers. The theme of the mural matches the theme Swift has been sharing on her social media in advance of her Friday announcement.
A few minutes before Swift appeared at the mural, she went live on Instagram to reveal her plans to her fans. (RELATED: Taylor Swift’s Latest Pop Essay Has Everyone Thinking She’s About To Drop A New Album)
“We’ve commissioned this butterfly mural to be painted on a wall in Nashville,” Swift explained. “We put clues about the song and new music in the mural.”
Montague had no idea what she was painting the mural for and didn’t know until Swift showed up at the site. (RELATED: Taylor Swift Goes To Recording Studio, Appears To Address Rumors Of New Music Coming Soon)
“I had no idea this was all happening today,” Montague said. “ABC [told me they] actually commissioned the mural for the NFL draft. I came out working on a piece just for them, and they told me they wanted rainbows, cats, stars and hearts in it. It just all came together last minute.”