Taylor Swift's latest magazine cover features new clues about TS7

Taylor Swift is dropping even more hints about her upcoming seventh studio album!

The 29-year-old singer loves that her fans play detective with her projects, so she's trying to soak up their theories as long as she can before she lets them in on what she's been hiding for so long.

"I've trained [my fans] to be that way," Swift tells Entertainment Weekly, in her first sit-down magazine interview in three years. "I love that they like the cryptic hint-dropping. Because as long as they like it, I'll keep doing it. It's fun. It feels mischievous and playful."

"This time around I feel more comfortable being brave enough to be vulnerable, because my fans are brave enough to be vulnerable with me," she adds of how TS7 will be different from 2017's Reputation. "Once people delve into the album, it'll become pretty clear that that's more of the fingerprint of this -- that it's much more of a singer-songwriter, personal journey than the last one."

One big clue Swift confirms with the outlet is that her new album -- which she recorded in just under three months -- will feature more songs than any of her previous releases. "I try not to go into making an album with any expectation. I started to write so much that I knew immediately it would probably be bigger," she says. "There's a lot of a lot on this album ... I'm trying to convey an emotional spectrum. I definitely don't wanna have too much of one thing. You get some joyful songs and you get the bops, as they say."

"[There's also] really, really, really, really sad songs," she adds. "[But] not enough to where you need to worry about me."

EW reveals that fans will definitely want to take notice of the denim jacket Swift is wearing on the magazine's latest cover, as it provides a few hidden clues about TS7. The patches and buttons include everything from cats to a gravestone that says "I Tried" to references to some of the singer's favorite TV shows, like Game of Thrones, Grey's Anatomy and Friends. There are also buttons for Selena Gomez, Dixie Chicks and more, perhaps teasing that multiple collaborations are coming?

"I love to communicate through Easter eggs," Swift explains. "I think the best messages are the cryptic ones."

"Easter eggs can be left on clothing or jewelry," she adds. "This is one my favorite ways to do this, because you wear something that foreshadows something else. People don't usually find this one out immediately, but they know you're probably sending a message. They'll figure it out in time."

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 01: Taylor Swift performs during the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS -- Show Backstage -- 2019 BBMA at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada -- Pictured: (l-r) Halsey, Taylor Swift and Jennifer Hudson -- (Photo by: Todd Williamson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 01: Taylor Swift performs during the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 01: Brendon Urie (L) of Panic! at the Disco and Taylor Swift perform during the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 01: 2019 Taylor Swift arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 01, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 01: 2019 Taylor Swift arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 01, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 01: Taylor Swift backstage during the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/BBMA2019/FilmMagic for dcp)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - APRIL 25: In advance of her new single 'Me!, Taylor Swift surprises fans at the new Kelsey Montague "What Lifts You Up" Mural on April 25, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. Swift commissioned the mural and put clues about her upcoming new music in the piece. (Photo by Leah Puttkammer/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - APRIL 25: In advance of her new single 'Me!, Taylor Swift surprises fans at the new Kelsey Montague "What Lifts You Up" Mural on April 25, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. Swift commissioned the mural and put clues about her upcoming new music in the piece. (Photo by Leah Puttkammer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 23: Taylor Swift performs during the Time 100 Gala 2019 at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 23, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 23: Taylor Swift performs during the TIME 100 Gala 2019 Dinner at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 23, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for TIME)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Taylor Swift attends the 2019 Time 100 Gala at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 23, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Taylor Swift attends the 2019 Time 100 Gala at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 23, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Taylor Swift attends the Times 100 Most Influential People red carpet event on April 23, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 22: Taylor Swift seen out and about in Manhattan on April 22, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 14: Taylor Swift arrives at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on FOX at Microsoft Theater on March 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tony Barson/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 14: Taylor Swift arrives at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on FOX at Microsoft Theater on March 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tony Barson/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 14: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL USE) Taylor Swift on stage at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on FOX at the Microsoft Theater on March 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for iHeartMedia )
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 14: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL USE) Maren Morris (L) and Taylor Swift attend the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on FOX at Microsoft Theater on March 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn seen attending the Vogue BAFTA party at Annabel's club in Mayfair on February 10, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by GOR/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Joe Alwyn and Taylor Swift seen at the BAFTAs: Vogue x Tiffany Fashion & Film - afterparty at Annabel's on February 10, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Ricky Vigil M/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 06: Music Artist Taylor Swift attends InStyle And Warner Bros. Golden Globes After Party 2019 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 06, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/FilmMagic)
US singer-songwriter Taylor Swift arrives for the Warner Bros. and In Style 20th annual post Golden Globes party at the Oasis Courtyard of the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills on January 6, 2019. (Photo by Jean-Baptiste LACROIX / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 06: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, Presenters Taylor Swift and Idris Elba speak onstage during the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 06, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 05: Taylor Swift performs during the 2018 Ally Coalition Talent Show on December 5, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - NOVEMBER 21: Taylor Swift performs at Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour in Japan presented by Fujifilm instax at Tokyo Dome on November 21, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/TAS18/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - NOVEMBER 21: Taylor Swift performs at Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour in Japan presented by Fujifilm instax at Tokyo Dome on November 21, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/TAS18/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - NOVEMBER 20: Taylor Swift performs at Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour in Japan presented by Fujifilm instax at Tokyo Dome on November 20, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/TAS18/Getty Images)
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 06: Taylor Swift performs at The Gabba on November 6, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Don Arnold/TAS18/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 02: Taylor Swift performs at ANZ Stadium on November 02, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
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