Swifties, assemble! 🧣 Credit: Lionel Hahn/Getty Images
Accepting 1 of her 4 awards astatine nan 66th Annual Grammy Awards connected Sunday, Swift took nan opportunity to uncover nan sanction and merchandise day for her upcoming album, The Tortured Poets Department — nan longest title yet for nan artist, whose albums are historically 1 connection only (Lover, Red, 1989 etc., maximum 2 for Speak Now.)
And of course, it's group nan net ablaze.
"I want to opportunity convey you to nan members of nan Recording Academy for voting this way, but I cognize that nan measurement that nan Recording Academy voted is simply a nonstop reflection of nan passion of nan fans," Swift said onstage accepting Best Pop Vocal Album for Midnights.
"So I want to opportunity convey you to nan fans by telling you a concealed that I person been keeping from you for nan past 2 years," Swift said earlier announcing nan title and merchandise date. "I’m going to spell and station nan screen correct now backstage. Thank you, I emotion you!"
When is nan medium out? What tin we expect? Who are these tortured poets and what happens successful their department? Here's everything we cognize astir Swift's adjacent album, which we'll beryllium adding to and updating arsenic nan Swifties deed nan yarn wall and do their characteristically epic code-cracking connected this one.
What's nan sanction of Taylor Swift's adjacent album?
Announced during her reside astatine nan Grammys, Swift's adjacent medium is titled The Tortured Poets Department. This lengthy title is giving field emo and I'm into it. And pinch a title for illustration that, if location are nary boygenius cameos I'll eat my scarf.
What does that lengthy, Tumblrcore title mean? As Mashable's Elena Cavendar writes, "With conscionable 4 words, a photo, and a verse, nan speculation is underway. Fans clocked that nan title mightiness beryllium a reference to Swift's ex-boyfriend character Joe Alwyn. In an question and reply pinch Paul Mescal, nan brace revealed that they are successful a group chat pinch Andrew Scott titled, "The Tortured Man Club."
When is Taylor Swift's adjacent medium coming out?
The Tortured Poets Department will beryllium released April 19. Swift's worldwide Eras Tour continues this year, but nan medium will notably motorboat betwixt 2 dates — Singapore connected March 9, and Paris connected May 9.
You'd amended judge Swift mightiness preview immoderate of The Tortured Poets Department onstage earlier its merchandise and after, truthful world circuit ticket-holders, beryllium fresh to speed-learn immoderate caller lyrics.
What do we cognize astir Taylor Swift's The Tortured Poets Department?
In a station connected Instagram published (as promised) instantly aft her Grammys win, Swift revealed The Tortured Poets Department medium art, showing a achromatic and achromatic photograph of nan creator reclining connected a bed, pinch nan caption, "All’s adjacent successful emotion and poetry..."
The screen was photographed by Swift's changeless collaborator Beth Garrabrant, who changeable Swift's folklore cover.
The 2nd image successful nan station is simply a photograph of a handwritten statement that reads:
And truthful I participate into evidence
My tarnished overgarment of arms
My muses, acquired for illustration bruises
My talismans and charms
The tick, tick, tick of emotion bombs
My veins of transportation achromatic ink
All’s adjacent successful emotion and poetry…
These emotionally charged words, which are astir apt lyrics, are signed off: "Sincerely, The Chairman of nan Tortured Poets Department." Who is this Chairman?
Oooo "ghosted white" vinyl. Credit: Taylor Swift
The Tortured Poets Department vinyl is up for preorder for $34.99 connected Swift's official website, and it will characteristic 16 tracks arsenic good arsenic a prize way called "The Manuscript" — nan afloat tracklist is below. It's a "ghosted white" vinyl pinch a "24-page book-bound overgarment pinch 3 handwritten lyrics unsocial to this vinyl and never-before-seen photos". There's besides a cassette, deluxe CD, and integer medium connected location too.
What's nan tracklist for The Tortured Poets Department?
The time aft nan Grammys, Swift posted different Instagram announcement, showing nan backmost screen of nan medium and nan tracklist. The station besides revealed featured artists Florence and nan Machine (on a way called "Florida!!!") and Post Malone (on "Fortnight").
Here's nan tracklist for The Tortured Poets Department:
"Fortnight" (feat. Post Malone)
"The Tortured Poets Department"
"My Boy Only Breaks His Favorite Toys"
"So Long, London"
"But Daddy I Love Him"
"Fresh Out nan Slammer"
"Florida!!!" (feat. Florence and nan Machine)
"Guilty arsenic Sin?"
"Who’s Afraid of Little Old Me?"
"I Can Fix Him (No Really I Can)"
"I Can Do It With a Broken Heart"
"The Smallest Man Who Ever Lived"
Bonus Track: "The Manuscript"
But what astir Reputation (Taylor's Version)?
ICYMI (how?), Swift has been connected an eager quest to merchandise re-recorded versions of her catalogue to return backmost ownership of her activity and flip nan damn vertebrate to erstwhile head Scooter Braun. The past chapter, 1989 (Taylor's Version) was released successful October 2023, pursuing re-releases of Fearless, Red, and Speak Now. Now, nan only albums near for Swift to re-record are her self-titled debut and her her sixth workplace album, 2017's Reputation.
Fans expected Swift to denote Reputation (Taylor's Version) astatine nan Grammys connected Sunday, but alternatively were talented nan announcement for The Tortured Poets Department.
Expect much cryptic drops from Swift connected this one, arsenic is custom. But arsenic to immoderate of nan finer specifications that person group talking astir nan title specifically, Mashable has you covered.
Shannon Connellan is Mashable's UK Editor based successful London, formerly Mashable's Australia Editor, but emotionally, she lives successful nan Creel House. A Tomatometer-approved critic, Shannon writes astir everything (but not anything) crossed entertainment, tech, societal good, science, and culture.