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Taylor Swift returns to music with her new album “The Tortured Poets Department”

Taylor Swift She will release in the first minute of this Friday ‘The Tortured Poets Department’, her eleventh studio album, on which she was focused for two years and which she has assured is her “most necessary” album. Swift announced this work on February 4 when she received the thirteenth Grammy of her career, her favorite number, in the last edition of those awards.

Immediately afterwards, the 34-year-old singer published the cover on her social networks, as well as the list of song names, and her most loyal fans were able to pre-sale it on the official website.

After that there was very little information about it. However, on her world tour ‘The Eras Tour’ Swift has talked about her creative process and during one of her most recent concerts in Melbourne, Australia, she said that the album was like “a lifesaver” for her.

“I needed to do it. (…) It reminded me why writing songs is something that really helps me in life and I have never had an album where I have needed to write songs as much as on ‘Tortured Poets'”, said the author of ‘Willow’.

More explicit and new collaborations

On March 18, Apple Music offered users the ability to receive an alert when the album was available, revealing that seven of the 16 songs that make up ‘The Tortured Poets Department’, plus a bonus track, have explicit language. , an increasingly common situation in his music.

The publication of the track list on the platform also made it possible to see that the album will feature the collaboration of artists such as Post Malone, who will accompany the singer from Pennsylvania on the song ‘Fortnight’ that opens the album, and the British band indie rock Florence + the Machine, led by Florence Welch, on the song ‘Florida!!!’.

In addition, the launch will be accompanied by a video that will be released on Friday at 01:00 GMT.

The number two and new theories

So far the singer has given very few details about her new album and her followers have tried to find the meaning of the supposed hidden signals she has been offering.

There is a theory on social media that the number two is one of the signs surrounding the new project, as Swift made the sign of peace and love during the launch announcement at the Grammys, in addition to emphasizing that the album had taken a while. two years in the making.

Likewise, in the album’s promotional pop-up store, currently located in Los Angeles, the clocks in the library-like facility show two o’clock.

Therefore, some of her followers believe that there is a possibility that Swift could be hinting at a possible ‘2AM Edition’ version of ‘The Tortured Poets Department’, just like she did when she released the ‘3AM Edition’ of the album ‘Midnights’ on the early morning of the album’s release, which included seven new songs.

But others consider that it could be a sign of a second part of ‘The Eras Tour’, which in 2023 was the first tour to exceed $1 billion in revenue.

That year the singer also surpassed the Puerto Rican Bad Bunny as the most listened to artist of the year on Spotify and produced the film ‘The Eras Tour’, which broke records as the highest-grossing concert film of all time by grossing 261.7 million dollars. dollars at its premiere.

Swift also positioned herself as the first performer to win a fourth Grammy Award for album of the year in 2024, for ‘Midnights’.

With information from EFE

Source: Elcomercio

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