Taylor Swift makes telling move on social media as fans eagerly await new music

Taylor Swift is coming!

The singer, who has been essentially radio silent for the better part of 2017, deleted all of her profile photos across her social media accounts, seemingly deleted all of her Instagrams and cleared out her Tumblr out of the blue on Friday morning.

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The move seemed to be an obvious indication to fans that she's gearing up to release new music. Sources close to the star had said that she's been working on new material for months now, hiding out in Nashville for the majority of her time as she writes and records. She's expected to be working on her sixth studio album.

Her last release came in the fall of 2014, when she launched her incredibly successful 1989 era. Less than a year after it was released, the album surpassed 5 million in sales, making it the fastest selling album in 10 years.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Recording artist Taylor Swift performs onstage during The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Recording artist Taylor Swift attends the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted By Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Recording artist Taylor Swift attends the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Taylor Swift attends the 'Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 10: Taylor Swift arrives at the 64th Annual BMI Pop Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 31: Singer Taylor Swift is seen on August 31, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by XPX/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Taylor Swift seen on the streets of Manhattan on September 7, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Taylor Swift leaves Tamarind restaurant on September 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: Taylor Swift is seen in Tribeca on September 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 27: Taylor Swift is seen in the West Village on September 27, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 28: Taylor Swift is seen on September 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gardiner Anderson/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 12: Taylor Swift seen on October 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 12: Taylor Swift is seen outside 'Lovers Of Today on October 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 13: Singer Taylor Swift is seen in Soho on October 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07: Taylor Swift leaves Lourde's birthday party at ZZÃs Clam Bar on November 7, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 02: Taylor Swift presents award onstage at the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Erika Goldring/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 08: Singer Taylor Swift is seen walking in Soho on August 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 06: Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston are seen at LAX on July 06, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by starzfly/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
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Swift's extended break between album cycles was the first time in her career that she strayed away from her usual one-album-every-two-years formula. She tends to favor releasing an album's first single in August before an album release in October, though, so the timing of her social media blackout seems to hold up that pattern -- just with an extra year between albums.

The move comes less than a week after a judge ruled in Swift's favor against former radio DJ David Mueller, who Swift alleges groped her during a meet and greet. He sued Swift for defamation (he maintains that he didn't grope the star), and she countersued him for one dollar.

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