Taylor Swift’s Tortured Poets Department is Finally Out: Here Some Major Things We Learnt From The Album 

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Queen Tay is back in the game! Taylor Swift’s eleventh studio album The Tortured Poets Department finally dropped on April 19. Featuring 11 singles, this much-anticipated album is making Swifties go crazy. With making some groundbreaking records this album shed light on the singer’s personal torment and feelings. Giving nods to her prominent former significant others Joe Alwyn, Matty Healy, Clara Bow, Charlie Puth, and also current beau Travis Kelce this album thrives to make us fall in love with her incredible voice all over again. Moreover, in less than 12 hours this album created a new Spotify record. Hence, let’s delve into the complete details of this story.

In Tortured Poets Department Taylor Swift gives nods to Joe Alwyn, Matty Healy, Clara Bow, Charlie Puth, and Travis Kelce

The album’s track “So Long, London,” seems to address the Grammy winner’s 2023 breakup with Joe Alwyn featuring some of the most painful and heartbreaking lyrics. 

“You swore that you loved me but where were the clues? I died on the altar waiting for the proof,” the lyrics of the track noted. “You sacrificed us to the gods of your bluest days.”

“And I’m just getting color back into my face,” the lyrics continue. “I’m just mad as hell ’cause I loved this place for so long, London / Had a good run / Moment of warm sun / But I’m not the one.”

Meanwhile, the singles “Fortnight” (featuring Post Malone) and “Fresh Out the Slammer” appeared to give a nod to her rekindled romance with The 1975’s Matty Healy briefly revived in the spring of 2023 after her breakup with Joe. The pair first sparked relationship rumors with Matty in 2014

“Now pretty baby, I’m running back home to you,” Taylor sings in “Fresh Out the Slammer,” adding, “I know who my first call will be to.”

Taylor noted in an April 19 social media message that the chapter of her past has officially come to an end.

“The Tortured Poets Department. An anthology of new works that reflect events, opinions, and sentiments from a fleeting and fatalistic moment in time – one that was both sensational and sorrowful in equal measure,” she noted in the post. “This period of the author’s life is now over, the chapter closed and boarded up.’

“There is nothing to avenge, no scores to settle once wounds have healed. And upon further reflection, a good number of them turned out to be self-inflicted,” the singer continued. “This writer is of the firm belief that our tears become holy in the form of ink on a page. Once we have spoken our saddest story, we can be free of it. And then all that’s left behind is the tortured poetry.”

Also Read: Taylor Swift Announced 11th Studio Album at The 2024 Grammys

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