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Taylor Swift shocker: New album, "The Tortured Poets Department," is actually a double album

Anticipation was growing at a fever pitch before Taylor Swift's latest album, "The Tortured Poets Department," dropped at midnight EDT. But the pop superstar had a huge surprise on tap: It's actually a double album.

When Part One dropped, Swift wrote on Instagram, "All's fair in love and poetry... New album THE TORTURED POETS DEPARTMENT. Out now 🤍"

Then came the shocker, revealed in an Instagram post saying, "It's a 2am surprise: The Tortured Poets Department is a secret DOUBLE album. ✌️ I'd written so much tortured poetry in the past 2 years and wanted to share it all with you, so here's the second installment of TTPD: The Anthology. 15 extra songs. And now the story isn't mine anymore… it's all yours. 🤍."

What's Taylor Swift's new album about?

Swift described the album as "new works that reflect events, opinions and sentiments from a fleeting and fatalistic moment in time — one that was both sensational and sorrowful in equal measure."

She also said that time has been "closed and boarded up. There is nothing to avenge, no scores to settle once wounds have healed. And upon further reflection, a good number of them turned out to be self-inflicted."

"Entertainment Tonight" correspondent Denny Directo called the record some of her most vulnerable work.

"Fans were left with more questions than there were answers, so good luck trying to decipher who these songs are about, what they mean," Directo told CBS News. "… I feel like there's more heartbreak songs on this than there are love songs."

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Hours ahead of the record's release, Swift said on social media that its first single was "Fortnight," featuring Post Malone, and its music video was released Friday night.

Swift praised the Grammy-nominated artist's musical experimentation and melodies "that just stick in your head forever."

"I got to witness that magic come to life firsthand when we worked together on Fortnight," Swift said in her post.

"Fortnight" isn't the only track on the album on which Swift worked with another artist. Florence and The Machine is also featured.

What's on "The Tortured Poets Department" tracklist?

Swift posted an initial tracklist to social media in February one day after she announced the album at the Grammys, where she won for best pop vocal album. Here's the list of all 31 songs:

  • "Fortnight"
  • "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!!!"
  • "Guilty as Sin?"
  • "Who's Afraid of Little Old Me?"
  • "I Can Fix Him (No Really I Can)"
  • "loml"
  • "I Can Do It With a Broken Heart"
  • "The Smallest Man Who Ever Lived"
  • "The Alchemy"
  • "Clara Bow"
  • "The Black Dog"
  • "imgonnagetyouback"
  • "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"
  • "Cassandra"
  • "Peter"
  • "The Bolter"
  • "Robin"
  • "The Manuscript"
Taylor Swift performs during her Eras Tour at the National Stadium on March 2, 2024, in Singapore.
Taylor Swift performs during her Eras Tour at the National Stadium on March 2, 2024, in Singapore. Ashok Kumar/TAS24/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management

What are Taylor Swift's concert dates for The Eras Tour?

Swift resumes her wildly successful Eras Tour next month in Europe with shows scheduled for Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the U.K. until August. In the fall, the tour returns to North America with performances in Indianapolis, Miami, New Orleans, Toronto and Vancouver, British Columbia.

Here are the dates for upcoming shows:

  • May 9
    Paris
  • May 10
    Paris
  • May 11
    Paris
  • May 12
    Paris
  • May 17
    Stockholm
  • May 18
    Stockholm
  • May 19
    Stockholm
  • May 24
    Lisbon, Portugal
  • May 25
    Lisbon, Portugal
  • May 29
    Madrid
  • May 30
    Madrid
  • June 2
    Lyon, France
  • June 3
    Lyon, France
  • June 7
    Edinburgh, Scotland
  • June 8
    Edinburgh, Scotland
  • June 9
    Edinburgh, Scotland
  • June 13
    Liverpool, England
  • June 14
    Liverpool, England
  • June 15
    Liverpool, England
  • June 18
    Cardiff, Wales
  • June 21
    London
  • June 22
    London
  • June 23
    London
  • June 28
    Dublin
  • June 29
    Dublin
  • June 30
    Dublin
  • July 4
    Amsterdam
  • July 5
    Amsterdam
  • July 6
    Amsterdam
  • July 9
    Zurich
  • July 10
    Zurich
  • July 13
    Milan
  • July 14
    Milan
  • July 17
    Gelsenkirchen, Germany
  • July 18
    Gelsenkirchen, Germany
  • July 19
    Gelsenkirchen, Germany
  • July 23
    Hamburg, Germany
  • July 24
    Hamburg, Germany
  • July 27
    Munich
  • July 28
    Munich
  • Aug. 1
    Warsaw, Poland
  • Aug. 2
    Warsaw, Poland
  • Aug. 3
    Warsaw, Poland
  • Aug. 8
    Vienna
  • Aug. 9
    Vienna
  • Aug. 10
    Vienna
  • Aug. 15
    London
  • Aug. 16
    London
  • Aug. 17
    London
  • Aug. 19
    London
  • Aug. 20
    London
  • Oct. 18
    Miami
  • Oct. 19
    Miami
  • Oct. 20
    Miami
  • Oct. 25
    New Orleans
  • Oct. 26
    New Orleans
  • Oct. 27
    New Orleans
  • Nov. 1
    Indianapolis
  • Nov. 2
    Indianapolis
  • Nov. 3
    Indianapolis
  • Nov. 14
    Toronto
  • Nov. 15
    Toronto
  • Nov. 16
    Toronto
  • Nov. 21
    Toronto
  • Nov. 22
    Toronto
  • Nov. 23
    Toronto
  • Dec. 6
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Dec. 7
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Dec. 8
    Vancouver, British Columbia
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