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Taylor swift Releases Eleventh Studio Album, ‘The Tortured Poets Department’

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On Friday, April 19th, Taylor Swift released her 11th studio album: The Tortured Poets Department, or TTPD for short. Taylor Swift announced this album when accepting one of her GRAMMY awards back in February of 2024. Swift mentioned this album had been ready for about 2 years, leaving fans to wonder what type of sound this album would have.

Through lyric credits and song credits, Swifties found out that Taylor’s favorite producers Aaron Dessner and Jack Antonnoff were both featured as the producers and songwriters (along with Taylor herself, of course) on this album.

Taylor Swift has been known for a while to be the leader of album promotions, this album promotion was no different. Taylor once again released 4 Album Variants, which has been a favorite for the number of vinyl packs sold by Swift in each promotional cycle.

Each vinyl variant was announced during the International Eras Tour. The variants were classified by the bonus track being featured in each album. “The Manuscript,” “The Bolter,” “The Albatross,” and “The Black Dog” each got their vinyl pack. 

The 16-track The Tortured Poets Department was released at midnight on the 19th, but just a mere 2 hours later Taylor Swift took to X to announce a “2 am surprise”: The Tortured Poets Department is a secret DOUBLE album. TTPD: The Anthology is a 2nd LP with 15 extra songs boosting this album to Swift’s longest album yet. The 31-track, 2-hour and 5-minute-long album brought extreme shock to the music community and to those Swifties who wanted to get a good night’s rest. 

While there is no specific reason why Swift released this second LP instead of bundling all 31 tracks together, she stated that she had simply written too many songs to pick 16. 

The tracklist of The Tortured Poets Department is as follows:

“Fortnight” (feat. Post Malone)

“The Tortured Poets Department”

“My Boy Only Breaks His Favorite Toys”

“Down Bad”

“So Long, London”

“But Daddy I Love Him”

“Fresh Out The Slammer”

‘Florida!!!” (Feat. Florence + the Machine)

“Guilty as Sin?”

“Who’s Afraid of Little Old Me?”

“I Can Fix Him (No Really I Can)”


“I can Do It With a Broken Heart”

“The Smallest Man Who Ever Lived”

“The Alchemy”

“Clara Bow”

—— (TTPD The Anthology)

“The Black Dog”


“The Albatross”

“Chloe or Sam or Sophia or Marcus”

“How Did It End?”

“So High School”

“I Hate It Here”

“thanK you aIMee”

“I look in People’s Windows”

“The Prophecy”



“The Bolter”


“The Manuscript”

Taylor Swift for The Tortured Poets Department

Swift is looking to beat her crazy debut record from her 10th studio album Midnights, which was streamed a record of 184.6 million times in the first 24 hours on Spotify. Swift has been pumping out music ever since her surprise quick releases of Folklore and Evermore in the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic. Since her 8th and 9th studio albums, she has released Fearless (Taylor’s Version), Red (Taylor’s Version), Midnights, Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) and 1989 (Taylor’s Version), making TTPD her 6th album release since 2020.

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Kasen Wooters
Kasen Wooters, Staff Writer
Kasen Wooters is a sophomore at FHE, and a First-year Hawk Herald writer. Outside of school hours, Kasen enjoys working in the auditorium, running audio, lights, and microphones for the many events that come through Eastern. In his free time, Kasen likes to work with local politicians and provide opportunities to high school students across the area. Kasen loves to listen to music and loves collecting vinyl records.
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