Taylor Swift’s Leaky Lyrics Found Online A Day Early.

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The BBC has reported that Taylor Swift fandom has been sent into even more of a frenzy than normal after her new album, The Tortured Poets Department, appears to have leaked online early, particularly on Elon Musk’s X messaging Web site.

The leaks could have been faux leaks, but messages containing lyrics were quickly blocked by “copyright holders”, so maybe they were for real.

Swift’s popularity has reached fever pitch over the past two years, with the singer releasing her last album Midnights to much fanfare in late 2022 and a large number of people have shared the tracks on social media, with some claiming they came from a Google Drive link containing the whole 17-song list.

While some Swiftian enthusiasts have dived straight in, others insisted true fans will wait for the official release later this week on Friday.

The BBC approached Swift’s representatives for comment, but received no response at time of press.

One of the allleged leaked lyrics by the tortured poetess goes like this: “You smoked then ate seven bars of chocolate/ We declared Charlie Puth should be a bigger artist/ I scratch your head, you fall asleep like a tattoo golden retriever.”

Charlie Puth is an American singer-songwriter.

The singer announced the existence of her 11th studio album at February’s Grammy Awards. It is her first collection of entirely new material since October 2022’s Midnights.

On X, formerly Twitter, some fans were quick to say they wouldn’t be indulging in the music ahead of schedule; while others flooded the site with false links to “bury” the apparent leak and stop people finding it.

“Raise your hand if you’re an ACTUAL Taylor Swift fan and aren’t listening,” wrote one social media user.

“People need to understand that this isn’t just about being a fan. It’s about respecting others of their hard work!,” wrote another, accordding to the BBC report.

“She and her team [have] planned and worked so meticulously for this album release, don’t disrespect and ruin it for others as well.”

Another said they wanted to wait to listen to the whole album on Friday “and really get the first listen experience”.

Other fans speculated the tracks could be fakes generated by artificial intelligence, although some “AI” tracks that were shared online turned out to be older, less well-known Swift songs.

It wouldn’t be the first time that the star has had a run-in with Artificial Intelligence. In January, X blocked searches for “Taylor Swift” after explicitly nude AI-generated images of the singer were published.

The arrival of a new album has been hotly anticipated by her fan community as it means there will be new material to add to the star’s blockbuster Eras tour, which hits Europe this summer.

Midnights, which featured the singles Anti-Hero, Bejeweled and Karma, also leaked online ahead of its supposed  date of issue. But the leak didn’t hurt sales too much, and the album sold 1.6 million copies in its first week in the US alone.

It went on to win album of the year at the Grammys, making Swift the first person to win the award four times.

Earlier this month, Swift joined Elon Musk as ranking among the world’s wealthiest people, according to a new rich list.

No doubt the new album will add millions more to the assets of the popular chanteuse.

Sources: BBC, Pink News.
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