Apr 18, 2024 - Business

Tay drops #11

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Taylor Swift at the Grammys in February. Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

To all the tortured poets out there: Your time has come.

State of play: Taylor Swift's 11th studio album, "The Tortured Poets Department," arrives at midnight.

  • "The lead-up to release day has been littered with puzzles, Easter eggs and other hallmarks of Swift's ever-theorizing fan base," NBC News reports.

Zoom in: In the run-up, Swift released playlists arranged around the stages of grief, intensifying speculation that this will be a breakup album, Axios Nashville co-author Adam Tamburin writes.

💭 Nathan's thought bubble: I thought every Taylor album was a breakup album.


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