Taylor Swift Stunned The 2024 Grammys Crowd By Announcing A New Album, ‘The Tortured Poets Department’

Taylor Swift debuted the title of her new album during the 2024 Grammys. The Tortured Poets Department comes out on April 19.

Swift made the announcement while accepting the award for Best Pop Vocal Album. “OK, this is my 13th Grammy, which is my lucky number. I don’t know if I’ve ever told you that,” she said. “I want to say thank you to the members of the Recording Academy for voting this way, but I know that the way that the Recording Academy voted is a direct reflection of the passion of the fans. So I want to say thank you to the fans by telling you a secret that I have been keeping from you for the last two years, which is that my brand-new album comes out April 19th. It’s called The Tortured Poets Department. I’m going to go and post the cover right now backstage. Thank you, I love you! Thank you!”

She did just that:

The poem on the cover reads:

And so I enter into evidence
My tarnished coat of arms
My muses, acquired like bruises
My talismans and charms
The tick,
of love bombs
My veins of pitch black ink
All’s fair in love and poetry…Sincerely,
The Chairman of the Tortured Poets Department

You can pre-order The Tortured Poets Department, her 11th album, on Swift’s website. Here’s the album announcement.

So much for Reputation (Taylor’s Version).