NPR’s Tiny Desk concert series is one of our favourite corners of the internet. The unique live music video series has given us some incredible gems over the years and now, the queen of pop herself, Taylor Swift is finally stepping up to the plate with a Tiny Desk concert of her own.
With intimate, exclusive performances from the likes of Adelle, Hozier, Chance the Rapper, and, of course, Adele, NPR’s Tiny Desk concerts are a true revelation in the world of online music performances. The brainchild of NPR Music’s Bob Boilen (the performance space is still his actual desk), the series launched in 2008 and now boasts hundreds of performances from some of music’s biggest names.
For her Tiny Desk concert, Taylor Swift performed a handful of songs from her Lover album, giving the songs a new twist by performing them all acoustic. “I just decided to take this as an opportunity to show you guys how the songs sounded when I first wrote them,” she told the audience.
In addition to giving us little details about her songwriting process for each of the songs, including “The Man” and “Death by a Thousand Cuts,” Swift also took the audience back to her previous album, RED with an acoustic performance of fan favourite track, “All Too Well”.