Read Taylor Swift’s ‘From The Desk Of’ letter given away as part of Record Store Day 2024

Taylor Swift has shared a ‘From The Desk Of’ letter which has been given away as part of Record Store Day 2024.

The pop star created the note as a special gift for this year’s Record Store Day (RSD), being made available alongside the purchase of her 11th studio album ‘The Tortured Poets Department’.

“Happy Record Store Day! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for welcoming ‘The Tortured Poets Department’ into your vinyl collection and your life,” began the note. “It’s my goal to create a memento you’ll want to keep forever, and I hope you’ll feel that with every turn of the page of the lyric book, every secret thought poured into this work. It’s an honour to be able to trust you with my feelings. Love, Taylor,” read the letter.

While the album itself was not an official Record Store Day release, the note celebrated the event, which promotes independent retailers.


Record Store Day 2022 saw Swift be announced as the first-ever global ambassador of Record Store Day, and saw her release ‘folklore: the long pond studio sessions’ on vinyl for the first time.


‘The Tortured Poets Department‘ has broken a new record for the most-streamed album in a day, with the LP being streamed more than 300million times in one day on Spotify. Previously, the record was held by her re-recorded version of ‘1989’.

In a three-star review of Taylor Swift’s new albumNME said: “Swift seems to be in tireless pursuit for superstardom, yet the negative public opinion it can come with irks her, and it’s a tired theme now plaguing her discography and leaving little room for the poignant lyrical observations she excels at. It’s why the pitfalls that mire her 11th studio album are all the more disappointing — she’s proven time and time again she can do better.

“To a Melbourne audience of her Eras Tour, Swift said that ‘The Tortured Poets Department’ came from a “need” to write. It’s just that maybe we didn’t need to hear it.”

The Anthology version of the album was announced by Taylor Swift on social media, who noted that ‘The Tortured Poets Department’ is a “secret DOUBLE album. I’d written so much tortured poetry in the past 2 years and wanted to share it all with you, so here’s the second installment of TTPD: The Anthology. 15 extra songs. And now the story isn’t mine anymore… it’s all yours.”