Swifties are carefully dissecting a new mural in Chicago.

We're days away from the release of Taylor Swift's new album "The Tortured Poets Department", which is set to come out on April 19th. Taylor seems to be holding true to her tradition of mysterious clues along a scavenger hunt by leaving a big one in Chicago.


@bestdatefood Taylor Swift’s team is currently painting a mural with a secret message in Chicago right now! #chicago#taylorswift#thetorturedpoetsdepartment♬ the lakes - bonus track - Taylor Swift
It's a QR code made out of a collection of 'ttpd' and '13' letterings. According to TODAY, when you scan the QR code, it takes you to a YouTube short Taylor uploaded that says 'Error 321'. This is similar to what happened right before she announced "The Tortured Poets Department". Hours before that announcement, her website went dark, with only the message: 
Error 321 Backend fetch failedBackend fetch failed


DPT: 321

Varnish cache server

Swifties figured out "DPT: 321" represented the name of her new album when reversed and 'hneriergrd' untangled spelled 'red herring'.

Of course fans are wondering why she decided to put the mural in Chicago at the intersection of Grand and Dearborn and Swifties are lined up to see it. While we may not know what exactly it is she's planning, there seems to be something going on.

Swift has had a mural commissioned before. During her "Lover" era, she commissioned Kelsey Montague to paint "Lover"-inspired butterfly wings in Nashville's Gulch area.

"The Tortured Poets Department" will be Taylor Swift's 11th album.

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