Taylor Swift Announces New Album: The Tortured Poets Department
While I was sure that Taylor Swift was going to announce Reputation TV while she was at the GRAMMYs, Taylor one-upped herself and announced a BRAND NEW ALBUM instead.
When accepting the award for Best Pop Vocal Album, Taylor Swift thanked her fans before saying, “I’ve been keeping a secret from you for two years…” and sharing her new album will be dropping on April 19th, 2024.
The album is called Tortured Poets Department.
— Variety (@Variety) February 5, 2024
Taylor then posted the album art straight away, and it was not what I was expecting… You can see a black and white photo of Taylor lying on a bed in black lingerie with her head and lower legs cropped out of the shot. Above the photo reads the album title, The Tortured Poets Department.
Because she’s always got to give a little teaser, she added a handwritten note to the second slide that included potential lyrics on her new album.
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Here is what the statement read in full:
And so I enter into evidence
My tarnished coat of arms
My muses, acquired like bruises
My talismans and charms
The tick, tick, tick of love bombs
My veins of pitch black ink
All is fair in love and poetry…
The Chairman of The Tortured Poets Department
I don’t know about you, but this is sounding like a 13-track fuck you to Joe Alwyn and I cannot wait.
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