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Taylor Swift Drops New Single + Album

On Friday (4.19,) Taylor Swift surprised-dropped her double album, The Tortured Poets Department, and just hours after the superstar singer/songwriter released the original 16-track LP, she further shocked fans by releasing The Tortured Poets Department: The Anthology a new collection of 15 songs.

Taking to social media, Swift wrote “It’s a 2am surprise: The Tortured Poets Department is a secret DOUBLE album.” “I’d written so much tortured poetry in the past 2 years and wanted to share it all with you, so here’s the second installment of TTPD: The Anthology. 15 extra songs. And now the story isn’t mine anymore… it’s all yours.”

Encompassing more that two hours of music, Taylor’s 31 new songs appear as two separate albums on streaming services, with The Tortured Poets Department: The Anthology also available as a single 30+ track full length.

Produced in tandem with Jack Antonoff and Aaron Dessner, the multi-Grammy award winner’s 11th studio record opens with the lead single ‘Fortnight,’ her collaboration with Post Malone. The only other musical collaboration is ‘Florida!!!’ featuring Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine. 

Fans who purchased a copy of the physical vinyl/cd LP were surprised to discover an introductory handwritten poem from Fleetwood Mac star Stevie Nicks contained therein. Composed on August 13, 2023 in Austin, Texas, the title of the poem is “For T and me…” and it details an ill-fated relationship between two lovers, one who was “way too hot to handle” and the other “way too high to try”. 

Beginning with “He was in love with her / Or at least she thought so / She was brokenhearted / Maybe he was too,” the poem ends with “She was just flying through the clouds / When he saw her… / She was just making her way to the stars / When he lost her.” Swift also wrote her own poem, which appears after the lyrics in the album booklet.

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Author: Al Denté

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