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Taylor Swift fans think her songs are about Matty Healy and Joe Alwyn – who are they?

Taylor Swift dropped her highly anticipated “The Department of Tortured Poets” Friday and at 2 a.m., the star surprised his fans by releasing 15 additional tracks, calling it a “double album.” Fans furiously began dissecting the song lyrics, trying to discern who it was about. Many believe that most of the songs are about her recent exes, Matt Healy and Joe Alwyn. Who are they?

Who is Joe Alwyn?

Alwyn, a 33-year-old British actor, and Swift began dating in 2016 and broke up last year while she was on the Eras tour. He is known for films like Oscar-nominated “The Favourite” and “Mary Queen of Scots”.

Swift, known for writing songs about her high-profile relationships and giving fans Easter eggs about their identities, admitted to previously writing songs about Alwyn. In 2022, she told Entertainment Tonight that the song “Lavender Haze” from her album “Midnights” is about wanting to stay in the “lavender haze” feeling you get when you’re in love – even when it’s made difficult.

“Like my relationship for six years, we’ve had to avoid the weird rumors, the tabloid stuff and we ignore it. This song is kind of about ignoring that stuff to protect the real stuff,” she said. declared.

Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 5, 2020.

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Alwyn has even contributed to Swift’s albums before, under the pseudonym William Bowery, reports ET. He is credited with the track “Sweet Nothing” on “Midnights” as well as several songs on “Folklore and “Evermore”, his two 2020 albums.

Swift confirmed in her documentary “Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions” that Alwyn was featured on these albums. He contributed to the songs “Exile”, “Betty”, “Champagne Problems”, “Coney Island” and “Evermore” and even won a Grammy for his work.

Alwyn lives in London, so fans think his track “So Long To London” on “The Tortured Poets Department” is about their breakup.

After her public feud with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West in 2016, Swift “moved to a foreign country,” she told Time Magazine during her “Person of the Year” cover interview last year. “I didn’t move out of a rental house for a year. I was afraid of getting phone calls.” These feelings are reflected in the lyrics of the song.

Several songs on the new album are about a difficult breakup, including “Down Bad,” “My Boy Only Breaks His Favorite Toys,” “Fresh Out the Slammer,” and “Fortnite,” which stars Post Malone.

Who is Matty Healy?

Healy is a member of the band 1975. He and Swift have supported each other over the years – with the pop star attending one of his concerts in 2014.

Romance rumors then swirled, and Healy said in a 2016 interview with Q Magazine that he had a “flirtation” with Swift, which earned him media coverage, but that she “didn’t didn’t have a big impact” on his life, reports ET.

Healy once wore a t-shirt promoting Swift’s 1989 album at a concert and Swift was photographed wearing a 1975 shirt.

When “Midnights” was released in 2021, Healy admitted that his band recorded a song with Swift for the album, but it didn’t make the cut.

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Taylor Swift and Matty Healy seen leaving “The Electric Lady” studio in Manhattan on May 16, 2023 in New York.

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Then, about a month after her breakup with Alwyn, Healy attended the Eras tour in May 2023, and the two were photographed holding hands. They were spotted together on several occasions, but decided to split in June, ET reports.

Fans believe her new song, “Fortnight,” is about Healy due to the many blatant references to their mutual friends.

“Sometimes I wonder if you’re going to ruin everything with me, but you told Lucy you’d kill yourself if I ever leave,” she sings, apparently referring to Boygenius band member Lucy Dacus.

“And I told Jack that about you so I felt seen. Everyone we know understands why it’s meant to be,” she sings in another verse, seemingly referring to her collaborator frequent Jack Antonoff, who helped Swift and Healy reconnect, a source tells ET.

Travis Kelce

After her brief relationship with Healy, Swift began dating Kansas City Chiefs star Travis Kelce after attending a concert on the Eras tour. Their relationship quickly became a massive spectacle, with fans and media following their every move.

Swift was first seen at a Chiefs game in September 2023 and has attended several other games, often bringing famous friends. His presence at the Super Bowl, which the team won. He is even attributed boost sales of Kelce’s jersey.

Travis Kelce #87 of the Kansas City Chiefs hugs Taylor Swift after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 in Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium on February 11, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Fans think her new song “Alchemy” is about Kelce because the love song includes many subtle football references.

“So when I land, call the amateurs and kick them off the team,” she sings.

Swift and Kelce often travel to be together and “landing” could be a pun for a football touchdown.

“These guys are warming up the benches, we’re on a winning streak,” she sings in another line.

“Where’s the trophy? It’s just coming towards me,” is a line that fans believe is about Swift and Kelce kissing after her Super Bowl win.

Kim Kardashian

On “The Tortured Poets Department” there is a song called “thank you aIMee” – stylized so that the letters KIM are in capitals. Fans think this is a blatant reference to Kim Kardashian.

In addition to referencing a “tanned bronze statue,” which likely refers to Kardashian being a tan fan, Swift appears to be singing about the fallout from her feud with Kardashian and Kanye West, the rapper known as Ye.

Ever since Ye interrupted Swift’s acceptance speech at the 2009 VMAs, there has been tension between the artists that seems to have never gone away.

When Ye released a song referencing Swift in 2016, Swift claimed she disagreed with the lyrics. But Kardashian released audio of a phone call between Swift and Ye during which Swift appears to give the rapper her blessing to mention her in the song.

Artists Taylor Swift, Jay Z and Kanye West and television personality Kim Kardashian attend the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

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“All that time you were throwing punches, it was for nothing,” Swift sings in “thank you aIMee.”

“I wrote a thousand songs that you don’t think are cool, I built a legacy that you can’t undo, but when I count the scars, there’s a moment of truth, that there wouldn’t be had this if it hadn’t been for you,” she sings in another song.

The three appeared to have mended their rift on several occasions, with Ye sending Swift and Kardashian flowers and Swift being seen dancing during Ye’s performance at an awards show. But the feud appears to have damaged Swift’s reputation — and fans believe her album “Reputation” was inspired by the fallout. In her Time interview, Swift called the scandal a “career death.”

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