However, a label rep has shot down rumors about an October release date. In response to a question on Twitter, Big Machine Label Group CEO and president Scott Borchetta denied the reports with a simple “NOPE.”
Clearly, everything you see ain’t always what it seems. But our conspiratorial belief that all the publicity surrounding pop music’s Wile E. Coyote is leading up to a fall project is still alive, because it turns out October is not the same as September or November.
Note that a source in Jezebel’s recent Ask a Publicist column theorized: “She is due for an album release or at least a single around September when Tom and/or The Night Manager will likely be nominated for an Emmy...She’ll also need to release an album by Sept 30 to be considered for any Grammy nominations in 2017.”