Taylor Swift released her new album, "The Tortured Poets Department," at midnight ET on Friday, as expected. However, to her fans' delight and surprise, she announced and released the second installment of TTPD: The Anthology at 2 a.m.

Swift tweeted that there would be a 2 a.m. surprise and that she had written so much tortured poetry in the past two years and wanted to share it with her fans.

She wrote, " Now the story isn’t mine anymore… it’s all yours."

Auburn University's official Twitter account tweeted about the new album with a video of Swift from when she visited the university in 2010 and said, "I love you, Auburn," and gave a "War Eagle."

While the University of Alabama did not tweet about Swift's new album, Kristen Saban, daughter of Nick Saban, was fully committed to it. She took to Twitter to praise the new album and, like most hardcore Swift fans, decipher the lyrics to determine who the song was written about. Based on her page, it appears she stayed up like many last night and listened to the full album.

At least one member of the Alabama Legislature listened to the new Swift album. State Rep. Matt Simpson (R-Daphne) posted about all the dads in the school car line this morning listening to the new album with their kids.

This new album comes following the main part of Swift's North American Eras Tour, which is already the highest-grossing tour ever and was the first tour to crack over a billion dollars. Swift will pick back up her tour in Europe this summer.

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