Despite furious fan speculation that Taylor Swift would soon be announcing the release date for Reputation (Taylor’s Version) – the second to last re-recording in her series of Taylor’s Version albums – the three-time Grammy album of the year winner surprised the world yet again.
At the Sunday (Feb. 4) night Grammy Awards in Los Angeles’ Crypto.com Arena, Swift won the Grammy for best pop vocal album and hit the stage to accept the award.
“This is my 13th Grammy – which is my lucky number, I don’t know if I’ve ever told you that,” Swift joked (any card-carrying Swiftie knows this by heart). “I want to say thank you to the members of the Recording Academy for voting this way. I know the way 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’ve been keeping from you for the last two years, which is that my brand new album comes out April 19 it’s called The Tortured Poets Department. I’m gonna go and post the cover right now backstage. Thank you, I love you.”
Immediately after that, Swift did as promised and shared the cover art for The Tortured Poets Department, which is a black and white photo of Swift lying down in a bed. “All’s fair in love and poetry,” reads the caption. The pre-order is already live on her site.