TOKYO, JAPAN – FEBRUARY 07: EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO BOOK COVERS. Taylor Swift performs onstage during “Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour” at Tokyo Dome on February 7, 2024 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Christopher Jue/TAS24/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management )

When Taylor Swift unveiled the tracklist for her upcoming album, “The Tortured Poets Department,” following her announcement at the 2024 Grammys, one song title stood out: “Clara Bow.”

Named after the iconic silent film actress who passed away in 1965 at the age of 60, “Clara Bow” has sparked curiosity among fans, including Bow’s descendants. In a recent interview with People on Wednesday (Feb. 14), Bow’s great-granddaughters, Nicole Sisneros and Brittany Grace Bell, expressed their surprise and intrigue upon seeing their great-grandmother’s name listed as track 16 on Swift’s album.

“[During her Grammy speech], she said she was working on this the past two years,” Sisneros shared with the publication. “[We] just want to know what prompted it and where the connection is coming from.”

As lifelong fans of Swift, Sisneros and Bell find themselves both excited and mystified by the homage to Bow. “We could not believe it,” Sisneros exclaimed, recalling her attendance with her daughter at an Eras Tour show last year. “No one from our family has been contacted or knew about this prior. We found out via the Instagram post like everybody else.”

“They’re both pioneers in their field,” Bell chimed in. “Clara Bow was one of the first really big movie stars and had to pave a way. She just had that larger-than-life presence on screen and was able to portray any role.”

“Her tenacity to focus on her career [is] very similar to Taylor,” Sisneros added, noting the shared grace of the two women in handling public scrutiny.

Sisneros and Bell aren’t alone in drawing parallels between the “Anti-Hero” singer and the iconic actress. Swifties have been dissecting the tracklist’s possible meanings since its release earlier this month, with many speculating that Bow’s relationship with her husband Rex Bell and her status as a silent film star might mirror Swift’s 2023 breakup from Joe Alwyn.

“I think Clara Bow would feel the same kinship and protectiveness over someone who’s of the same level of fame as her in dealing with the media and how heavy the crown is to carry,” Bell concluded.

“The Tortured Poets Department” is set to arrive on April 19, leaving fans eager to unravel the musical narrative Swift has meticulously crafted.