Taylor Swift's new album, 'The Tortured Poets Department', is out in April

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Forget her “fame.” Taylor Swift A new album is coming out.

Accepting the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album On Sunday night, Taylor said she's been keeping a secret for two years.

“My brand new album is coming out on April 19. It's called 'The Tortured Poets Department'. I'm going to go backstage now and reveal the cover,” she announced.

And so she did.

On his Instagram, Swift posted a black-and-white photo of her reclining across pillows. The upper half of her face and the lower half of her legs are cut off in the low-contrast image.

“All's fair in love and poetry…” her caption read. Within an hour, the Instagram post alone amassed nearly 7 million likes — a jump to 13 million within a day.

“So I enter the proof / My tarnished coat of arms / My muses, wounds / My amulets and charms / Tick, tick, tick of love bombs / My veins black ink,” read the handwritten note. Lyrics were released after the album cover.

Inside Los Angeles' Crypto.com Arena, Swift's album announcement drew screams from the upper levels.

Swift sparked mass speculation overnight when her site appeared to be down. Some speculated that he was preparing to release “Reputation (Taylor's Edition),” but cryptic clues on the “Accident” site indicated that this might be a misdirection.

It was like that.

A site focused on the upcoming album is now backed up, with pre-order and sales options. The album will contain 16 tracks, with some versions offering the bonus track “The Manuscript”, according to the production descriptions. On Monday night, Swift released a tracklist on social media.

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Collaborations include “Fortnight” featuring Post Malone and “Florida!!!” are included. With songs by Florence + The Machine. A selection of other song titles: “Down Bad,” “I Can Fix Him (Really I Can't),” “Lommel” and “Clara Bow.”

It is Swift's 11th studio album, not counting her re-recordings. her Last Original Album “Midnights” Published in October 2022. Since then, he has embarked on and released the Billion Dollar Eras Tour “Speak Now (Taylor's Version)” And “1989 (Taylor's Edition).”

Swift made the surprise announcement while accepting the Grammy for “Midnights.” She later took Album of the Year, The final award of the show was for the album.

“I'd love to tell you it's the best moment of my life, but I feel this joy when I finish a song or break the code to a bridge I love or shortlist a music video. Or when I'm working with my dancers,” Celine Dion said of her album of the year. said after accepting. In doing so, he broke the record for most hits in that category (his other albums of the year: “Peerless,” “1989” and “Folklore”).

Taylor Swift arrives at the 66th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024, in Los Angeles. (Photo: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

She walked the red carpet In a custom Chiaparelli suit, She wore a Lorraine Schwartz choker with a small clock embedded in it, paying homage to her album title. Yes, the time was set to midnight — even if the audience tilted their heads and pointed their hands to “12.”

A nod to the album — and while recalling “Tick, Tick, Tick” from “The Tortured Poets Department” post — the timing seemed particularly fitting given the superstar's packed schedule next week. Swift is set to return to her Eras tour this week, performing four nights in Tokyo. she Still able to return to the US to catch her boyfriend Travis Kelce playing later in the week Super Bowl.

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Chen reported from New York. Music writer Maria Sherman contributed reporting.

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