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Inside Taylor Swift’s Mysterious Music Project: Latest Updates on The Tortured Poets Album

Get ready for an exciting announcement at the 2024 Grammy Awards courtesy of Taylor Swift. The talented pop star has been working on her 11th studio album in secret for the past two years. It wasn’t until February 4 that she revealed the name and release date of the album during her acceptance speech for best pop vocal album for Midnights. Fans were expecting a re-release of Reputation but were pleasantly surprised when Swift announced a completely new album titled The Tortured Poets Department.

During her acceptance speech, Swift shared, “This is my 13th Grammy, which is my lucky number. I want to thank my fans by revealing a secret I’ve been keeping for the past two years. My brand-new album, The Tortured Poets Department, will be released on April 19th.

Here’s what we know about The Tortured Poets Department so far:

Exploring the Album Title

If we consider the two-year timeline Swift mentioned, it suggests that she may have written part of the album while in a relationship with actor Joe Alwyn.

In a 2022 interview with British GQ, Alwyn mentioned being part of a group chat called the Tortured Man Club with actor Paul Mescal, inspired by their roles in TV adaptations of Sally Rooney’s novels. This detail becomes even more intriguing when coupled with lyrics from Swift’s song “The Lakes,” believed to be about Alwyn. The line “Take me to the lakes, where all the poets went to die” hints at a deeper connection.

Release Date

Mark your calendars for April 19, 2024, the day when The Tortured Poets Department will be available. Fans have noted that this date coincides with the day Swift’s close friends, including Gigi Hadid and the Haim sisters, unfollowed Alwyn on Instagram in 2023. With Swift still on the Eras Tour when the album drops, there could be surprises in store for concert-goers.

Album Theme

Many fans speculate that the album will revolve around Swift’s breakup with Joe Alwyn. Tracks like “My Boy Only Breaks His Favorite Toys,” “Down Bad,” “So Long, London,” and “But Daddy I Love Him” reinforce this belief. The album’s tagline, “All’s fair in love and poetry,” hints at a mix of heartbreak and poetic expression.

Tracklist

Curious about the songs on The Tortured Poets Department? Check out the full tracklist here!

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