Taylor Swift’s New Album Title Has Fans Bringing Up Her Ex Joe Alwyn’s Group Chat Name


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Sunday, while picking up her 13th Grammy trophy, Taylor Swift surprised the audience in Los Angeles with word that she would be rolling out a new album in a matter of months. The follow-up to the Grammy-winning Midnights, which took home Best Pop Vocal Album at Sunday’s ceremony, will arrive on April 19.

Within minutes, fans had presented a theory connecting the new album’s title with a Variety interview featuring Joe Alwyn and Paul Mescal from 2022. In the interview, part of the publication’s Actors on Actors series, Alwyn and Mescal briefly mention being in a WhatsApp with fellow actor Andrew Scott.

“It’s the Tortured Man Club, I think. It’s me, you—and Andrew Scott started the group,” Alwyn said in the interview.