Taylor Swift reveals The Tortured Poets Department's lead single!

Los Angeles, California - Taylor Swift has kicked up the hype for The Tortured Poets Department early with a major announcement before the release of her upcoming album!

Taylor Swift (r.) has unveiled the lead single for her upcoming album, The Tortured Poets Department.
Taylor Swift (r.) has unveiled the lead single for her upcoming album, The Tortured Poets Department.  © Collage: Screenshot/Instagram/@taylorswift & Andres KUDACKI / AFP

On Thursday, the Grammy-award-winning singer officially ushered in The Tortured Poets Department era with the announcement of the album's lead single, Fortnight, featuring Post Malone.

Taylor took to X to express her admiration for the 28-year-old musician, highlighting his songwriting skills, experimentation, and knack for crafting unforgettable melodies.

"I got to witness that magic come to life firsthand when we worked together on Fortnight," she wrote, building even more anticipation for the single's release.

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But the excitement for Swifties doesn't end there, as Taylor also announced a music video for the song Fortnight dropping at 8 PM ET on Friday, April 19.

"Honestly can't wait for you guys to hear this song at Midnight TONIGHT and see the video at 8pm ET TOMORROW," the Midnights artist wrote alongside a black and white photo featuring her and Post Malone.

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Taylor Swift's The Tortured Poets Department will drop on Friday, April 19.
Taylor Swift's The Tortured Poets Department will drop on Friday, April 19.  © RODIN ECKENROTH / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / GETTY IMAGES VIA AFP

After releasing her TTPD Timetable, which showed the dates of the album and music video release, Taylor has had plenty more Easter eggs swirling around behind the scenes.

QR codes were painted on the sides of buildings across the world, but when fans scanned them, it led to a YouTube short on Taylor's page with the message "Error 321."

But on Thursday, YouTube posted a clip showing the pop icon's typewriter spelling out "ForAFortnightChallenge," with no other information.

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"getting my mobile camera, broken stand, best clothes, green screen, laptop ready for the #ForAFortnightChallenge as we speak," one fan commented.

The Tortured Poets Department will drop on Friday, April 19.

Cover photo: Collage: Andres KUDACKI / AFP & Screenshot/Instagram/@taylorswift

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