Taylor Swift to drop ‘The Tortured Poets Department’ on April 19
Out on April 19

Taylor Swift announces new album ‘The Tortured Poets Department’ at Grammys

/ 11:13 AM February 05, 2024

Taylor Swift announces new album ‘The Tortured Poets Department’ at Grammys.Taylor Swift in photos for new album "The Tortured Poets Department." Image: Instagram/@taylorswift

Taylor Swift in photos for new album “The Tortured Poets Department.” Images: Beth Garrabrant via Instagram/@taylorswift

Trust Taylor Swift to casually drop a bombshell at the Grammy Awards 2024 podium, as she announced her new album “The Tortured Poets Department” will be released on April 19.

Swift announced her new album during her acceptance speech for Best Pop Vocal Album for “Midnights” on Feb. 4 (morning of Feb. 5 in the Philippines), saying that it’s a “secret she has been keeping for the last two years.”


“Okay, this is my 13th Grammy which is my lucky number. I don’t know if I’ve ever told you that. I want to say thank you to the members of the Recording Academy for voting this way,” she said while holding her gold-plated gramophone. “But I know that the way that the Recording Academy voted is a direct reflection of the passion of the fans.”


With a smile on her face, the singer-songwriter then spoke about a long-kept secret which turned out to be an announcement for her new album.

“I want to say thank you to the fans by telling you a secret that I have been keeping from you for the last two years, which is that my brand-new album comes out April 19th. It’s called ‘The Tortured Poets Department.’ I’m going to go and post the cover right now backstage. Thank you, I love you,” she said, while the audience at the Crypto.com Arena erupted into cheers.

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Taking fans into glimpse of her new record, Swift shared a shot of herself clad in an all-black ensemble while lying down on the couch. She also uploaded a photo of what seemed to be a file folder with papers.

One of the papers contained the words: “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’s fair in love and poetry. Sincerely, the chairman of the tortured poets department,” the text read.

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Talks of Swift’s new album swirled among fans after the singer-songwriter changed her profile pictures on social media, with some speculating that she will drop the re-recorded version of her 2017 album “Reputation.”

The upcoming record marks Swift’s 11th album, which will come six months after the release of “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” in October 2023.

Since the start of her career, the singer-songwriter’s discography includes the following albums: “Taylor Swift” (2006), “Fearless” (2008), “Speak Now” (2010), “Red” (2012), “1989” (2014), “Reputation” (2017), “Lover” (2019), “Folklore” (2020), “Evermore” (2020), and “Midnights” (2022).

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