Taylor Swift surprised fans at the 2024 Grammy Awards by revealing her upcoming album, “The Tortured Poets Department,” scheduled for release on April 19.
Accepting her 13th Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album, Swift expressed gratitude to the Recording Academy, attributing the win to fan passion. In a candid moment, she disclosed a secret she’d kept for two years, announcing her 11th studio album’s release date.
On social media, Swift shared a handwritten note that provided insight into the album’s theme:
“And so I enter into evidence
My tarnished coat of arms
My muses, acquired like bruises
My talismans and charms
of love bombs
My veins of pitch black ink
All’s fair in love and poetry…
of The Tortured Poets Department”
Speculation had circulated on social media, fueled by Swift’s Instagram profile change to a black-and-white photo. While fans initially anticipated a re-recorded Taylor’s Version of 2017’s Reputation, Swift surprised everyone with a glimpse into the profound world of “The Tortured Poets Department.”