Where is Taylor Swift? 'Busy working' on new album in Nashville, source says


Where in the world is Taylor Swift? The 1989 singer has left a blank space in the public eye in recent months, rarely sharing posts to Instagram and largely avoiding public events.

Her mysteriously low profile has led many fans to wonder what she's been up to since her last public performance on Feb. 4, during a pre-Super Bowl concert in Houston, Texas Well, fans need not wonder any longer -- and should start getting excited! A source tells ET that Swift "has been busy working on her upcoming album."

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According to the source, the "Shake It Off" singer has been figuring out what the sound and feel of her new album is going to be, and whether or not she wants to continue in the pop genre that propelled her last album to record-shattering success, or return to her beloved country roots.

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However, the source did note that Swift's next big album is expected to drop by the end of the year.

Swift has stayed off the radar in a big way while working on creating her new music. While typically ubiquitous on social media, the 27-year-old songstress has only posted to Instagram once in the last two months, and that was to promote the release of her friend and fellow pop diva Lorde's latest single, "Green Light."

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While keeping out of the spotlight, ET's source says Swift has been staying closer to home, spending time in Nashville, Tennessee, where the singer was recently spotted driving around just last week.

"She comes here to get away from the paparazzi," an eyewitness suggested to ET.

While the news of Swift's forthcoming sixth studio album is music to many fans' ears, the singer's squad of gal pals apparently knew that she'd returned to the recording studio months ago.

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Back in September, Swift turned out to support her bestie Gigi Hadid as she walked the runway at the Tommy Hilfiger fashion show in New York City. ET caught up with Hadid at the event, and the model revealed why it was such a treat to see Swift at the event.

"She's obviously such a great friend and you know, she is starting to go back to work in the studio again and really made time to be here for me and I am so grateful for that," Hadid shared.

ET has reached out to Swift's reps for comment.

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Swift's months-long absence really shouldn't come as much of a surprise, considering the fact that she was very upfront with her decision to not tour or perform throughout 2017 when she played the DirecTV Now Super Saturday Night pre-Super Bowl concert two months ago.

"By coming to this show tonight, you are attending 100 percent of this year's tour dates," she told the star-studded audience. Check out the video below to hear more.