[Just Some] The Tortured Poets Department Fan Theories

You need to calm down, Swifties! Well, you can try…

Taylor Swift’s extremely anticipated 11th studio album, The Tortured Poets Department, is just hours away from being dropped.

In true Tay Tay style, she’s been dropping easter eggs, hints, and clues on what we can expect from the 16-track album plus its four additional bonus tracks.

And it has sent Swifties in fan theory MAYHEM!

Here’s just some of our favourites.

Album title: The Tortured Poets Department

Now, this is probably the most circulated theory – but is it a “theory” when we’re all pretty sure this album is going to centre around Taylor’s relationship with her ex-boyfriend, Joe Alwyn.

The break-up made headlines globally, with questions still to this day about the reason behind it.

Fans believe the title is in reference to a group chat Joe was in with his buddies, actors Paul Mescal and Andrew Scott, named The Tortured Mans Club.

The album release date

Fans have noticed a couple of connections to April 19.

Firstly, it’s the date fans noticed Taylor’s friends Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds unfollowed Joe on social media.

The second, a connection on Swifties could made, April 19 is the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord – the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War.

Stay with us here; this is where the Americans fought for their independence from the British. Also like how Taylor wrote a breakup album about a London Boy and then her Grammys announcement was the shot heard around the world.

Track five – the tear jerker

‘Dear John’, ‘White Horse’ and ‘You’re on Your Own Kid’, just some of the songs that brought us to tears.

On TTPD, track five is entitled, ‘So Long, London’, which will almost certainly be a farewell to Taylor and Joe – the city where he grew up.

The three !!! after Flordia

Flordia is the first show Taylor performed after public breaking up with Joe. Is this a nod to her happiness of finally being free?

The Alchemy

We came across this Tweet, and rather than explain… just take a look at it yourself. Mind. BLOWN.

But Daddy I Love Him

While Joe seems to be the main theme of the album, there is perhaps another former partner Taylor sings about.

The one that her 1989 tracks ‘Style’and ‘Out of the Woods’ were dedicated to… none other than Harry Styles.

The track, ‘But Daddy I Love Him’ is a line from the Disney movie The Little Mermaid, and also happens to be a quote Harry once wore on a tee-shirt.

Look, we could go on all day considering HOW MANY theories there are out there.

One thing’s for sure, come 2pm AEST, we’ll be able to confirm or deny many of these theories.