February 27, 2024

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Taylor Swift's new album, “The Tortured Poets Department,” is scheduled to be released next April

Taylor Swift's new album, “The Tortured Poets Department,” is scheduled to be released next April

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forget “its reputation.” Taylor Swift He has a whole new album coming out.

Accepting the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album On Sunday night, Taylor said she had been keeping the secret for two years.

“My new album is coming out on April 19. It’s called ‘Tortured Poets Oath.’ “I’m going to go and post the cover now backstage,” she announced.

And so I did.

On her Instagram accountSwift posted a black and white photo of herself lying on pillows. The top half of her face and the bottom half of her legs have been cropped out in the low-contrast photo.

“All is fair in love and poetry…” her comment read. In just over an hour, the Instagram post alone racked up nearly 7 million likes, a number that ballooned to 13 million likes in less than a day.

“And so I enter into evidence / My mutilated emblem / My muses, acquired like bruises / My talismans and amulets / The ticks, the ticks, the ticks of love bombs / My veins of dark black ink,” read what appears to be handwritten. The lyrics are posted after the album cover.

Inside Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, Swift's album announcement drew screams from the upper echelons.

Swift had sparked mass speculation earlier in the night when her site appeared to be down. Some assumed she was preparing to release “Reputation (Taylor's Version)”, but vague evidence on the “broken” site suggests that may be a misdirection.

And it was.

The site is now back up, focusing on the upcoming album, with pre-order options and merchandise. The album will contain 16 songs, with some releases offering a bonus song titled “The Manuscript” according to product descriptions. On Monday night, Swift released the tracklist on social media.

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Collaborations include “Fortnight” featuring Post Malone and “Florida!!!” Featuring Florence + The Machine. A selection of other song titles: “Down Bad”, “I Can Fix Him (I Really Can't)”, “loml” and “Clara Bow”.

This will be Swift's eleventh studio album, not counting her re-recordings. Ha Last original album was “Midnight” It was released in October 2022. Since then, she has launched the billion-dollar Eras Tour and released “Speak Now (Taylor's Version)” And “1989 (Taylor version).”

Swift was accepting her Grammy Award for “Midnights” when she made the surprise announcement. She later won album of the year, The ultimate prize of the show for the album.

“I would love to tell you that this is the best moment of my life, but I feel such happiness when I finish a song, or when I can decipher a bridge that I love, or when I shortlist a music video, or when I work with dancers,” she said after receiving her Album of the Year Award from Celine Dion, breaking the record for the most wins in that category (her other albums of the year: “Fearless,” “1989,” and “Folklore”).

Taylor Swift arrives at the 66th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, February 4, 2024, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

While walking on the red carpet In custom Schiaparelli Couture fashion, She paid homage to her album's title, wearing a Lorraine Schwartz necklace with a small built-in watch. And yes, the time is set to midnight, even if the viewer has to tilt their head to see the hands pointing to the number “12.”

While the watch was a nod to the album — and reminiscent of the phrase “tick, tick, tick” in the Tortured Poets Oath post — the watch seemed particularly appropriate, given the star's apparently busy schedule over the following week. Swift is set to return to the Eras Tour this week, where she will perform for four nights in Tokyo. she He will still be able to return to the United States later in the week to catch her boyfriend, Travis Kelce, in action Super Bowl.

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Sen reported from New York. Music writer Maria Sherman contributed reporting.