Taylor Swift has released her long-awaited studio album, The Tortured Poets Department. Many of the songs focus on love and relationships, and it appears many tracks could be about her ex.

The Fortnight singer dated British actor Joe Alwyn for six years. The relationship came to an end at the start of 2023.

The pair spent a significant amount of time in London, where Joe was brought up. The popstar has made references to this in a number of songs over the years - including the track ‘London Boy’ from her Lover album.

One of the songs in The Tortured Poets Department however is titled ‘So Long, London’. Many fans are convinced it is a 'devastating' farewell song to the relationship and her heartbreak.

Part of the lyrics indicate that the singer saw herself tying the knot with the actor. “You swore that you loved me, but where were the clues? I died on the altar waiting for the proof," she sings.

Many fans have been left in tears over the heartfelt song. On X, Yoeltwt said: "I only listened until So Long, London so far, and I’m already so overwhelmed.. It’s so sad to think that this has been the situation for more than 2 years and we literally had no clue and Taylor had to go through all this.. I’m just glad she’s happy and okay now."

SwiftNYC wrote: "SO LONG LONDON I HAVE CHILLS." Bizarrescenes admitted: "Threw myself on the floor and sobbed to So Long, London wbu??? A lil too relatable for me." Angelicaaa_9 declared: "So long London has to be the saddest song I’ve ever heard and it’s my favorite."

The Mirror US noted: “Joe, 33, even contributed to her last album, Midnights, which has reportedly earned him £2 million. However, she seems more upset to be leaving the UK’s capital city, blaming her beau’s ‘bluest days’ for the breakup, and raging ‘I’m just mad as hell ‘cause I loved this place.’"

Taylor also wrote about the demise of her relationship in the song ‘You’re Losing Me’, opening the track with the lyrics: “You say, ‘I don’t understand’ and I say, ‘I know you don’t’. We thought a cure would come through in time, now, I fear it won’t.

"Remember lookin’ at this room, we loved it ’cause of the light. Now, I just sit in the dark and wonder if it’s time.”

Elle magazine pointed out that ‘So Long, London’ appears to continue the story from ‘You’re Losing Me’ “capturing her feelings as she realised they wouldn’t make it”. However, Joe wasn’t the only ex the singer appeared to take aim at, referencing her brief fling with The 1975 frontman Matty Healy, too.

The lyrics in ‘The Smallest Man Who Ever Lived’ has plenty of fans certain it's a dig at the 35-year-old British singer. At the beginning of the song, Taylor can be heard letting out a weary sigh before going on to refer to a man in his "Jehovah’s Witness suit... who the f*** was that guy?"

She added: "You tried to buy some pills from a friend of friends of mine. They just ghosted you... Now you know what it feels like..."

Masses of Swifties shared their thoughts on social media about the dig, with Onlittlelight writing on X, formerly known as Twitter: "Naming her song “the smallest man who ever lived” means Taylor went for something really personal. Matty Healy’s height." Deansmidnights posted: "The smallest man who ever lived was insane Matty Healy just got assassinated."

Where to listen to Taylor Swift's new album

Taylor Swift's new album is available on all major streaming platforms, including Spotify , Apple Music and Amazon Music . You can also keep an eye out for upcoming music videos on the singer's YouTube channel .