Taylor Swift's The Tortured Poets Department album is speculated to be about her ex, Joe Alwyn

The Tortured Poets Department, Taylor Swift's upcoming album, is scheduled for release in April 2024.

Her followers wondered if the album's title was a tribute to her former partner, Joe Alwyn.

The latter acknowledged having a WhatsApp group of lads with similar names in a previous interview.

Alwyn disclosed to Variety in 2022 that he and Paul Mescal, as well as actor Andrew Scott, were members of a WhatsApp group. Paul questioned, "So, what's the name of the WhatsApp group we're in?" during the interview.

 The actor replied, "It's either the 'tortured' or the 'lonely'—'Tortured Man Club,' I think. Me, you, and Andrew. It hasn't had much use recently."

Swift fans were fast to draw the links after the video made a comeback.

Some of them teased Alwyn about the new record, while others shared their excitement on social media. "Joe Alwyn, are you ready for your tape?" wrote one of them.

Joe Alwyn gave a quiet reaction to Swift’s new album being about him. One of the sources close to the actor revealed, “Joe has not said one word about Taylor or their breakup and has been completely respectful of her."