Now, we finally have word about when we’ll hear it live for the first time.
To backtrack, prior to the drop, Swifties had been grasping at every and any clue since the singer’s iHeartRadio Music Awards speech sparked theories in March. Swift took to the stage to accept for Tour of the Year, thanking her fans and ending with, “I just wanted to let you know that when there’s new music, you will be the first to know.”
Since the awards show, Swift has maintained a heavy pastel and butterfly-inspired theme, starting with the insect adorning her shoes. She also rocked a new pink-dipped hairstyle, which many began speculating was courtesy of friend Hayley Williams’ own Good Dye Young. The new era is a total 180 from the hardcore black-and-white, snake-driven aesthetic of Reputation.
Then, she headed to the 2019 NFL Draft. Once there, she revealed what fans had been guessing, which is Urie joined her for the new track and video dropping at midnight EST.
JUST IN: @taylorswift13 announces what will be revealed at midnight: “It’s going to be a new song and music video!” The song is called “ME!” and it will feature @brendonurie. WE CAN’T WAIT! https://t.co/zJcGoGMulD #TaylorSwiftApril26 pic.twitter.com/SbJtVfxnHZ
— Good Morning America (@GMA) April 26, 2019
In case you haven’t seen it, check out the video for “ME!” below.
Now, she’ll be opening the Billboard Music Awards this year with Urie by her side, which will be the first time the track has been performed live.
— billboard (@billboard) April 26, 2019
It won’t be the only time during the night Panic! At The Disco hits the BBMA stage. It was previously announced they’d be performing at the show for the first time ever.
The band is also up for four awards that night, including Best Rock Song with “High Hopes.” They will also be going against twenty one pilots, Dave Matthews Band, Mumford & Sons and Imagine Dragons for Best Rock Album.
The awards show will be held at MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas May 1, and it will air live at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
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