Why Taylor Swift's Grammys Outfit Was Fully an Easter Egg for "The Albatross" and No One Realized

Remember the Grammys? Me neither due to basically blacking out after Miley Cyrus’ iconic performance, but you might recall Taylor Swift casually announcing The Tortured Poets Department on stage during her acceptance speech.

Actually, between winning Album of the Year and announcing her album, the Grammys were a pretty major night for Taylor—and one she knew she’d be photographed at a bunch. Which brings us to her outfit:

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Fans initially thought Taylor’s Schiaparelli dress and watch necklace hinted that she was about to announce Reputation (Taylor’s Version), but a new theory just hit the internet: that Taylor was actually teasing her Tortured Poets bonus track "The Albatross."

I mean....

Taylor announced "The Albatross" edition of Tortured Poets during her first Sydney show, saying, "Direct your attention to the main screen. This is an alternate cover for The Tortured Poets Department. And so this edition is called The Albatross because there is an exclusive bonus song on this vinyl called 'The Albatross' and I can't wait for you to hear it."

And fans pretty much immediately decided the song was about Joe Alwyn due to an "albatross" being defined by Merriam-Webster as "something that causes persistent deep concern or anxiety" and "something that greatly hinders accomplishment."

On top of that, there's a myth than albatross can fly for 6 years without touching land, which...happens to be the length of Taylor and Joe's relationship:

Welp. As ever, this has been HER MIND!

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