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Taylor Swift Is Dropping New Album 'The Tortured Poets Department' And I Am Not OK

IS THIS REAL LIFE? Taylor Swift revealed she’s dropping a new album called The Tortured Poets Department on April 19 while accepting the award for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 2024 Grammys. She legit broke the internet by posting the album cover on IG right after she gave her speech.

“All’s fair in love and poetry… New album THE TORTURED POETS DEPARTMENT. Out April 19,” a tweet from her official page read. She even shared a photo showing a snippet of written lyrics read, and I’m already sobbing.

“And so I enter into evidence / My tarnished coat of arms / My muses, acquired like bruises / My talismans and charms,” the handwritten note read. “The tick, tick, tick of love bombs / My veins of pitch black ink.” Scroll down for every single detail we know about Taylor Swift’s new album so far!

When Does Taylor Swift’s ‘The Tortured Poets Department’ Album Come Out?

Tay’s new album drops on April 19. It’s on a Friday, so you can already plan on staying home from work that day.

What Genre is ‘The Tortured Poets Department’ Album?

Taylor has spanned country, pop and folk with her discography, so her newest album will possibly meld a few of those together. The cover art features a black-and-white photo of Taylor lying in bed, so I can already tell I will be in my feels listening.


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When Did Taylor Swift Announce Her New Album?

The ~mastermind~ dropped the big news while accepting a Grammy award for Best Pop Vocal Album — marking her 13th win.

“I want to say thank you to the members of the Recording Academy for voting this way. But I know that the way that the Recording Academy voted is a direct reflection of the passion of the fans,” she said on stage. “So I want to say thank you to the fans by telling you a secret that I’ve been keeping from you for the last two years, which is that my brand new album comes out on April 19.”

She continued, “It’s called the Tortured Poets Department. I’m gonna go and post the cover right now backstage. Thank you. I love you. Thank you.”

For the awards show, Taylor wore a white strapless Schiaparelli gown with black full-length gloves. She accessorized with a stack of silver necklaces and a vintage Lorraine Schwartz watch, which she wore as a choker. While it seemed to hint at the re-release of Reputation (Taylor’s Version), she was actually teasing The Tortured Poets Department.

We have no choice but to stan.

Katie Corvino
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Katie Corvino (she/her) is the VP of Editorial at Betches. She first gained recognition after wearing a thong on her head at Coachella in the name of fashion. She's also known very well in the medical space as her therapist's favorite patient. If you are reading this, Leslie, she is fine. Her crippling anxiety is gone. She is cured and totally OK.