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Heads up, Swifties: Taylor Swift announces new album due out in April

By JUSTINE PUNZALAN Published Feb 05, 2024 12:12 pm

There's simply no stopping Taylor Swift from being phenomenal, with the "queen of pop" releasing a new album this year.

On Monday, Feb. 5 (Manila time), Taylor announced that she is launching her 11th studio album, titled The Tortured Poets Department, on April 19.

The 34-year-old hitmaker initially made the announcement during her acceptance speech at the 66th Grammy Awards, where she won Best Pop Vocal Album for Midnights.

Taylor bested Miley Cyrus' Endless Summer Vacation, Olivia Rodrigo's Guts, Ed Sheeran's - (Subtract), and Kelly Clarkson's Chemistry.

In her acceptance speech, Taylor said, "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, but I know that the way that the Recording Academy voted is a direct reflection of the passion of the fans."

"So 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! Thank you!”

Her announcement at the Grammys was followed by posts on her social media accounts that read, "All’s fair in love and poetry... New album THE TORTURED POETS DEPARTMENT. Out April 19"

Taylor also shared the album's artwork on her Instagram along with a handwritten note that says, "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."

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The Tortured Poets Department is Taylor's 11th album following Midnights (2022), Evermore (2020), Folklore (2020), and Lover (2019), as well as her four re-recorded albums 1989 (Taylor's Version), Speak Now (Taylor's Version), Red (Taylor's Version), and Fearless (Taylor's Version).

Pre-orders for Tortured Poets Department's collection edition CD, vinyl, and cassette are now open on Taylor's website.