TAYLOR SWIFT “The Tortured Poets Department” new album comes out April 19th

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“THE TORTURED POETS DEPARTMENT” is the title of Taylor Swift’s new album, the eleventh of her career (out April 19).

The news was given by Swift herself on the same day in which the artist entered the history of the Grammy Awards by becoming the first artist to win the “Album of the year” award four times with “Midnights”, after having already won previously with “Fearless” (2010), “1989” (2016) and “Folklore” (2021). Before her, only Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon and Frank Sinatra had succeeded, winning three.

Collecting the Grammy Awards – the 13th of her career – for “Album of the year” for “Midnights”, an album certified platinum in Italy, which also won the award for “Best pop vocal album”, Taylor Swift announced the release of the new album with these words:

I know the way the Recording Academy voted is a direct reflection of the passion of the fans.

So I want to thank the fans by revealing a secret that I have kept hidden for the last two years, which is that my brand new album will be released on April 19th.”

Through social media, the artist then explained the concept of “THE TORTURED POETS DEPARTMENT”:

And so I enter the scene with the rehearsals
My coat of arms tarnished
My muses, acquired like bruises
My talismans and pendants
The tic,
of love bombs
My veins of pitch black ink
All is fair in love and poetry…
Best regards,

The Tortured Poets Department”


THE TORTURED POETS DEPARTMENT’s announcement comes after “1989 (Taylor’s Version),” released on October 27, 2023 (READ THE REVIEW) and certified gold in Italy.

It is the fourth re-recording of Taylor Swift’s discography, after “Fearless”, “Red” and “Speak Now”, released on July 7, 2023, through which the artist also decided to give her fans 5 new songs: “Slut!” (Taylor’s Version) (From the Vault), now on the radio, “Say Don’t Go (Taylor’s Version) (From the Vault)”, “Now That We Don’t Talk (Taylor’s Version) (From the Vault)” , “Suburban Legends (Taylor’s Version) (From the Vault)” and “Is It Over Now? (Taylor’s Version) (From the Vault)”, a single that has been in the Top 10 of the Earone radio charts for 3 weeks.

With his “Eras Tour”, close to a billion and a half dollars in revenue (which will allow her to beat the record held by Elton John), Taylor never ceases to amaze her fans, with a live performance lasting 3 hours, a setlist made up of 44 songs that includes all of his albums including the “Taylor’s Version” recordings. The tour, which will also arrive in Italy at the San Siro Stadium with two event dates on 13 and 14 July, is generating sold out after sold out with the audience in a frenzy, so much so that during the Seattle shows the live show recorded vibrations similar to those of a magnitude 2.3 earthquake.

Taylor achieved a major record by entering the Billboard 200 chart with ten of her albums in the top 100, ranking as the most played albums this week in the United States. At this year’s MTV Video Music Awards you racked up the most nominations with 8 nominations, including “Video of the Year,” a category in which you hold the record for having won three years in a row. Taylor Swift also collected several awards between the end of last year and the beginning of 2024 including: four Grammy Awards, five MTV Video Music Awards and six American Music Awards.


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