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Taylor Swift curates "5 Stages of Heartbreak" playlists ahead release of new album
Taylor Swift curates "5 Stages of Heartbreak" playlists ahead release of new album
Taylor Swift curates "5 Stages of Heartbreak" playlists ahead release of new album
by Christhel Cuazon06 April 2024
Photo courtesy: Taylor Swift

As Swifties draw closer to the new album, Taylor Swift just dropped her personally curated playlists based on five stages of heartbreak — further igniting the fan theories that her forthcoming album "The Tortured Poets Department" was inspired of it.

On Friday, the 34-year-old "Midnight Rain" singer shared five exclusive playlists on Apple Music, each featuring songs from her first 10 albums representing a distinct phase of heartbreak.

Swift has chosen songs from her own catalog that fit each stage: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.

The playlist "I Love You, It’s Ruining My Life Songs" represents denial and features songs like “Lavender Haze” and “Style (Taylor’s Version)."


"This is a list of songs about getting so caught up in the idea of something that you have a hard time seeing the red flags, possibly resulting in moments of denial and maybe a little bit of delusion. Results may vary," the 14-time Grammy winner told Apple Music.

On "You Don’t Get to Tell Me About Sad Songs" playlist, Swift tackles anger with songs like "Bad Blood (Taylor's Version" and "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (Taylor’s Version)."

"These songs all have one thing in common, I wrote them while feeling anger. Over the years, I've learned that anger can manifest itself in a lot of different ways, but the healthiest way that it manifests itself in my life is when I can write a song about it, and then oftentimes, that helps me get past it," she revealed.


With "Am I Allowed to Cry? Songs" playlist, Swift dives into bargaining with tracks like "Soon You'll Get Better" and "This Is Me Trying." She explained that these songs embrace the act of "trying to make deals with yourself or someone that you care about."

"You're trying to make things better, you're oftentimes feeling really desperate, because oftentimes we have a gut intuition that tells us things are not going to go the way that we hope, which makes us more desperate, which makes us bargain more," she told Apple Music.


Meanwhile, Swift tackles depression with the playlist "Old Habits Die Screaming Songs", which features songs like "Champagne Problems" and "Forever Winter (Taylor's Version)."

In here, she walked through into "the feelings of depression that often lace their way through my songs."

"I often feel like when I'm either listening to songs or writing songs that deal with this intensity of loss and hopelessness, usually that's in the phase where I'm close to getting past that feeling," she said of the playlist.


The final playlist "I Can Do It with a Broken Heart Songs", represents acceptance and features songs like “You’re On Your Own, Kid” and “Long Story Short."

Swift said this collection of songs "represent making room for more good in your life, making that choice because a lot of time when we lose things, we gain things too."

Which Taylor Swift playlist are you?


Set your alarms because Taylor Swift is set to release her 11th studio album The Tortured Poets Department on April 19.

The album will be the American pop superstar's first album in 2024.

In 2023, Taylor dropped her re-recorded albums "1989 (Taylor's version)" and "Speak Now (Taylor's version).

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