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Taylor Swift Fans Are Theorizing That Her Song “The Albatross” Is Actually About All That Backlash She And Travis Kelce Faced At The Start Of Their Relationship — Here’s A Full Explainer



“‘You were sleeping soundly when they dragged you from your bed.’ Travis had to move out of his house when they started dating. She still thinks she brings down all her romantic partners and is a burden,” one fan speculated. Ever since Taylor Swift’s new album, The Tortured Poets Department, dropped on April 19, Swifties across the globe have continued speculating who each song is about.
If you didn’t know, Taylor famously encourages her fans to figure out who the subjects of her songs are by leaving hints and Easter eggs.

Despite this, lyrical analysis is entirely subjective, and there’s no way of actually confirming who Taylor is singing about in her songs — unless she reveals the info herself. That being said, one particular fan theory amid the release of TTPD has picked up steam online over the weekend. Fans are speculating that Track 19, “The Albatross,” is not necessarily just about Taylor’s ex Joe Alwyn, as many had initially speculated, but also about her current boyfriend, Travis Kelce.
Taylor Swift standing next to a man in a Kansas City Chiefs hat and jersey, with other people around them

Taylor dated Joe for almost seven years, with news of their split being made public last April. Months later, after being briefly romantically linked to Matty Healy, Taylor began dating Kansas City Chiefs player Travis.

Taylor and Joe have never publicly acknowledged their breakup, but at the time, a source purportedly told People that he’d struggled with her heightened level of superstardom following the start of her record-breaking Eras Tour.

Fans speculated that some of the lyrics in “The Albatross” nodded towards Joe’s apparent dislike of the limelight. For example,

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