New Music Friday: Taylor Swift’s The Tortured Poets Department is Finally Here, And It’s A Double Album – April 19, 2024

The breakup album of the year has arrived! The Tortured Poets Department, Taylor Swift’s eleventh studio album, has emerged today (April 19) and its unapologetically sad.

Given it’s her first heavy-hearted record in nearly a decade, the 16-song collection is reminiscent of the prolific songstresses’ earlier projects. It features collaborations with Post Malone and Florence + The Machine, and even better… she unexpectedly delivered a second volume of the LP – The Anthology, composed of 15 additional must-hear tracks.

Although seemingly in the happiest relationship of her life with football star Travis Kelce, this offering is flawlessly messy, vulnerable and allegedly covers the fallout of her short-lived fling with The 1975s Matty Healy, despite making this record after her six-year relationship with Joe Alwyn ended. Male contenders are typically are the forefront of Swift’s albums, but sonically, this one blends elements from Midnights and folklore alike, and its lyricism proves that she’s no different than any other tortured poet.

So many more new releases earned high placement on our playlist this afternoon, including Drake’s “Push Ups,” Hozier’s “Why Would You Be Loved,” Lucky Daye’s “HERicane,” Logic’s “44ever,” Kings of Leon’s “Nothing To Do” Nina Nesbitt’s “Mansion,”and Debbie Dawson’s “Happy World”; with more releases from Darumas, Knox, Kate Hudson, Valé, Oliver Cronin, sombr, Joy Woods, Florrie and Lay Zhang.

For collaborations this week, James Arthur teamed up with Kelly Clarkson, Sia and Paris Hilton joined forces for an incredible banger, Nicki Minaj enlisted in Travis Scott, Chris Brown and Sexyy Red for a remix of her hit “FCTU,” and Sky Rompiendo tapped Rauw Alejandro for a feature on “Espectacular.”

Keep scrolling to see our picks and let us know what you think of them by either leaving a reaction at the bottom of the post or by sending us a tweet at @celebsecrets.

Taylor Swift feat: Post Malone – “Fortnight”

Drake – “Push Ups”

Hozier – “Why Would You Be Loved”

Lucky Daye – “HERicane”

Logic – “44ever”

Kings of Leon – “Nothing To Do”

Nina Nesbitt – “Mansion”

Debbie Dawson – “Happy World”

Darumas – “Daruma”

Knox – “Change Your Mind”

Kate Hudson – “Gonna Find Out”

Valé – “chill like that”

Oliver Cronin – “Burning House”

sombr – “savior”

Joy Woods – “My Days”

Florrie – “Kissing In The Cold”

Lay Zhang – “Psychic”

James Arthur and Kelly Clarkson – “From This Jump”

Sia and Paris Hilton – “Fame Won’t Love You”

Nicki Minaj feat: Travis Scott, Chris Brown and Sexyy Red – “FCTU (SLEEZEMIX)”

Sky Rompiendo feat: Rauw Alejandro – “Espectacular”



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