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    These Signs Confirm Taylor Swift’s ‘The Tortured Poets Department’ Is About Joe Alwyn

    Taylor Swift is all set to drop all the truth bombs about her relationship with Joe Alwyn with the release of ‘The Tortured Poets Department’. As Swifties gear up to listen to the sixteen-track album, Swift also dropped a few Easter eggs to give fans a hint on what’s about to come — and all of them point at Joe Alwyn.

    To begin with, she teased a little video that showed the timetable for the album release, revealing there would be a music video as well. Moreover, fans noticed a number of other things in the video as they continued to analyse them to crack more hints.

    Spotify, too, has joined in to promote the album and drop a few more hints. Spotify’s “library installation” at the Grove in Los Angeles included 72 boxes, one for each of the 72 months (or six years) she spent dating Alwyn.

    Six out of these boxes were opened, perhaps an ode to her six year long relationship. It also has dried up cornelia roses and lavenders, an indication of songs she wrote for Alwyn called ‘Cornelia Street‘ and ‘Lavender Haze‘.

    Along with that, two new lyrics have been revealed: “One less temptress. One less dagger to sharpen,” and “Even statues crumble if they’re made to wait.” The second lyric might refer to a line from Swift’s ‘Call It What You Want‘ where she sings, “My castle crumbles overnight.”.

    It’s clear that the album is going to be a rollercoaster of emotions.

    Related: Taylor Swift Plays ‘You’re Losing Me’ On Stage For The First Time Dedicated To Her Ex-Boyfriend Joe Alwyn

    More Hints About ‘The Tortured Poets’ Being About Joe Alwyn

    The Tortured Poets Department
    The Tortured Poets Department

    Apart from these Easter eggs, more clues are there that the album is definitely for Alwyn. For example, the title is a dig at Joe Alwyn’s group chat with Paul Mescal. Moreover, some of the titles are pretty self explanatory. ‘So Long, London’ has a correlation to Alwyn being British and Taylor being in London with him for a long time. ‘Florida!’ might be a reference to the first time Swift got on stage to perform after the breakup, and the city was Florida.

    The bonus track ‘The Bolter’ was seen as a dig at Alwyn, always bolting away from public places, hiding. ‘The Albatross’ was also seen as directed at Joe. It’s the name of a bird that flies for six years without touching land. Six years is exactly how long Swift was with Alwyn.

    Surely, more Easter eggs will drop tomorrow as fans finally hear the breakup lore. The album comes out on April 19th, followed by a music video surprise.

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    Nibir Konwar
    Nibir Konwar
    Nibir is nineteen, an autumn lover, and a poetry enthusiast. She loves Taylor Swift, Jeff Buckley, Sally Rooney and everything that's blue. She has had one year of experience as a content writer at First Curiosity and writes poetry and researches on literary criticism in her free time. Nibir is also an ardent reader and a fierce feminist. She aspires to author books someday and be an advocate for mental health.

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