Why is Taylor Swift singing about Dylan Thomas?

"You are not Dylan Thomas." I am not Patti Smith. This isn't The Chelsea Hotel. "We are modern idiots."

Taylor Swift fans awoke this morning to a new album, The Tortured Poets Department.

But why did she mention Dylan Thomas, the Welsh poet and writer?

He has fascinated musicians for decades.

Taylor Swift will return to his native nation this summer to perform at the Principality Stadium, with tickets selling out in minutes.

Then, in April 2023, a month after Swift began her record-breaking Eras tour, it was revealed that they had divorced.

He influenced rock musicians like Bob Dylan and The Beatles, who used his image on the album cover of Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Johnny Depp recently visited Swansea, where he was born, and stated, "I'm still floating a little, having been in the room where Under Milk Wood began."