'The Tortured Poets Department': Spotify says Taylor Swift scripted unique record through latest album

"The Tortured Poets Department" was released on Friday and contains 31 tracks

The Tortured Poets Department This cover image released by Republic Records show "The Tortured Poets Department" by Taylor Swift. | AP

Digital music service platform Spotify revealed that pop sensation Taylor Swift has become the most-streamed artist in a single day. The 34-year-old artist's latest album "The Tortured Poets Department", meanwhile, has captured the record of the most-streamed album in a single day on Spotify, the company added.

"The Tortured Poets Department" was released on Friday and contains 31 tracks. The first 16 tracks dropped as scheduled at 5 am UK time, but just a few hours later, an additional 15 tracks were released, reports said.

“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,” Swift wrote in an Instagram caption. “And now the story isn’t mine anymore… it’s all yours.”

The songs are a natural continuation of the first half of the album; many return to her “evermore” and “folklore” sound, with an assist from her collaborator Aaron Dessner.

This is not Swift's first time surprising her fans, and certainly not her first time doing so with a surprise album release. A few months after “folklore” was released in 2020, she announced “evermore” would arrive at the midnight the same day. And speaking of midnight, she dropped a “3am” edition of “Midnights” featuring seven new tracks in 2022 a handful of hours after the original release. 

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