Following her win for best pop vocal album with “Midnights,” Taylor Swift revealed in her acceptance speech that her upcoming studio album, “The Tortured Poets Department,” would be released on April 19.
Alright, so this is my lucky number—13 Grammys. At the beginning of her speech, Swift joked, “I don’t know if I’ve ever told you that.” “I would like to express my gratitude to the Recording Academy members for their decision, but I am aware that their choices are a direct result of the ardor of the public.
In order to express my gratitude to the audience, I would want to share with you a secret that I have been concealing for the past two years: my brand-new album will be released on April 19th. The Tortured Poets Department is what it is named. I’m going backstage right now to upload the cover. I love you, thank you! I’m grateful.
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Swift instantly shared what appeared to be the album’s artwork on her Instagram account. “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,” the handwritten note that she shared with the world was also photographed. “Sincerely, The Chairman of the Tortured Poets Department,” was her signature at the end of the poem or songs.
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Since Swift updated her social media avatars to black and white earlier today, matching the album’s color scheme, many fans anticipated that she would finally unveil “Reputation,” the last album in her “Taylor’s Version” re-recording effort.
Swift’s 2022 album “Midnights,” which is vying for album of the year, earned her six Grammy nominations this year. Miley Cyrus’s “Flowers” won the nomination for best pop solo performance, and her song “Anti-Hero” was one of them. Along with Ice Spice, Swift is vying for record of the year, song of the year, and best pop duo/group performance for their song “Karma.”
Swift’s record-breaking Eras Tour and its concert film are just two stops on her yearlong triumph lap. Her most recent Grammy win is merely another one. Swift’s tour will resume in Japan on February 7 and then move on to Melbourne and Sydney. With Swift visiting the United States again in October and November of 2024, the tour will go on for the whole year.