Taylor Swift was in New York last night to see her friend, Todrick Hall, perform on Broadway in Kinky Boots. Taylor and Todrick have been friends for over a year now, at least, ever since he did that mashup of all her biggest songs, prompting her to fangirl her own fanboy. And whenever they get together, it’s all about the many faces.
Here they are backstage at her show last year:
And again last night backstage at his show:
There are more faces in the gallery below.
In early October, there was all kinds of speculation that Taylor would be dropping an album. The Washington Post claimed to have cracked the code, predicting that she’d release the follow-up to 1989 either on October 23 or November 13. Both days have long passed. We are now almost at the end of November. It’s looking less and less likely that it’ll happen this year, unless she decides to make it a December surprise on her birthday, December 13, with no promotion, no buildup, the way Beyoncé did it with self-titled three years ago on… guess what day?
December 13, 2013.
But Drake, Taylor’s Apple “boyfriend” is also planning a December release. He promised that his new album, his second of the year, called More Life, would be dropping next month, although no specific date has been confirmed. Yesterday there were reports that it will be December 3. Would it be advantageous for Apple Music’s two prized artists to release their albums back to back? Or is it better business to allow more time in between?