Taylor Swift Threw A Poorly-Lit, Nighttime Album Party Yesterday

Last night, Taylor Swift inundated Instagram with a dozen dark photos using the hash tag, #1989SecretSessions. These secret sessions give some lucky fans an advance, in-person listen to her new pop-album. After hosting one in Los Angeles two weeks ago, Tay took to New York City.

Am I alone in wondering why this was all done in the dark? Look at the lighting on these pictures.


They’re terrible. Although it was chilly in the city last night, which explains the blanket.



Here’s Taylor looking demure.


And also looking like a cat.


She even made, I think, an oblique reference to the shitty qualities of her photos.


Am I alone in wondering why these are so dark? Is her new album secretly about death? I hope. I do hope, indeed. Or is it about boating?


We will know on October 27th.