Taylor Swift drops surprise second ‘Tortured Poets’ album: ‘The Anthology’

NEW YORK — Swifties got a double dose of sweet torture at 2 a.m. when Taylor Swift dropped another 15 tracks and announced that “The Tortured Poets Department” is a double album.

She announced the second half on social media with new album art and a message about her folie à deux:

“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.

It wasn’t exactly a surprise to shrewd fans who picked up on all the times Swift hinted at the number two — starting with her announcement at the Grammys, where she pointedly held up two fingers.

Some of the titles and lyrics alluded to in the run-up to the album’s release didn’t turn up until the second batch of songs hit streamers. Here are the tracks:

"The Black Dog"


"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"



"The Bolter"


"The Manuscript"

Four songs — “The Albatross,” “The Bolter,” “The Black Dog” and “The Manuscript” — were announced as bonus tracks on the various editions of the LP. It’s unclear yet whether a full vinyl with all 31 songs will be available.