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Taylor Swift Drops 11th Album: 'The Tortured Poets Department'

Taylor Swift, a 14-time Grammy winner, enthralled listeners once more with her most recent musical creation, ‘The Tortured Poets Department,' which she released on Friday. The 16-track CD allows listeners to experience a range of emotions as it provides a deep examination of the phases of sadness and grief. Swift records two tracks in a […]

Taylor Swift Drops 11th Album: 'The Tortured Poets Department'
Taylor Swift Drops 11th Album: 'The Tortured Poets Department'

Taylor Swift, a 14-time Grammy winner, enthralled listeners once more with her most recent musical creation, ‘The Tortured Poets Department,' which she released on Friday.

The 16-track CD allows listeners to experience a range of emotions as it provides a deep examination of the phases of sadness and grief.

Swift records two tracks in a noteworthy collaboration with well-known musicians Post Malone and Florence + The Machine.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, listeners can also anticipate extra tracks like ‘The Manuscript,' ‘The Bolter,' ‘The Albatross,' and ‘The Black Dog,' which are included on different vinyl versions of the album.

Defining the record as “an anthology of new works that reflect events, opinions and sentiments from a fleeting and fatalistic moment in time,” Swift used her official Instagram account to share her reflections.

She highlighted the end of a chapter in her life and stated, saying, “There is nothing to avenge, no scores to settle once wounds have healed.”

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The album's anticipation reached previously unheard-of levels, as Spotify declared it to be the most pre-saved album in the history of the service. Swift's well placed social media album teasers only heightened the excitement, as fans scrambled to interpret hints regarding the record's themes and sources of inspiration.

As fans analyzed song titles and lyrics, speculation regarding the album's concentration on Swift's personal experiences—specifically, her breakup with actor Joe Alwyn—grew stronger.
Swift herself revealed special Apple Music playlists that explore the five stages of grieving, confirming sadness as a major subject.

Swift's return to TikTok signaled the end of the conflict between the platform and Universal Music Group, her record label, amid the euphoria. The album's release comes after her 2022 Grammy-winning hit song “Midnights,” which further cemented her position as a major force in the music business.

Check out the track list below:
1. Fortnight (Ft. Post Malone)
2. The Tortured Poets Department
3. My Boy Only Breaks His Favourite Toys
4. Down Bad
5. So Long, London
6. But Daddy I Love Him
7. Fresh Out the Slammer
8. Florida!!! (Ft. Florence + the Machine)
9. Guilty as Sin?
10. Who's Afraid of Little Old Me?
11. I Can Fix Him (No Really I Can)
12. loml
13. I Can Do It With A Broken Heart
14. The Smallest Man Who Ever Lived
15. The Alchemy
16. Clara Bow

During the 2024 Grammy Awards, Taylor Swift revealed her eleventh studio album, ‘The Tortured Poets.'

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