Taylor Swift’s full Tiny Desk concert is finally here, and the setlist did NOT disappoint.
Clocking in at nearly 30 minutes, the solo acoustic performance features stripped-down versions of new tracks “The Man” and “Death By A Thousand Cuts”.
“Tiny Desk is like one of my favourite corners of the internet,” the 29-year-old revealed during a lengthy intro. “It’s an opportunity for artists to decide a different way to showcase their music,” she continued. “I just decided to kind of take this as an opportunity to show you guys how the songs sounded when I first wrote them.”
OG stans will appreciate her emotional delivery of the fan favourite and critically acclaimed single from Red, “All Too Well”, which Swift playfully referred to as “a sad song about fall”.
Swift took to social media on Friday to reveal she had recorded her own Tiny Desk concert for American National Public Radio (NPR) — and subsequently revealed it would arrive on Wednesday, Oct. 16.
Posting on Instagram and Twitter, the “Lover” singer shared a few photos of herself performing in the office space, a venue that has hosted intimate concerts by numerous acts over the years on behalf of the beloved NPR music series.
On Oct. 15, Swift shared a preview from the show and announced it would be available to watch the following day:
Meanwhile, fans of the Tiny Desk concerts can expect more surprises in the weeks to come.
In a special video uploaded to the Tiny Desk YouTube channel, host Bob Boilen informed that during the week of Oct. 28, the concerts will be open to the public for the first time ever.
“The artists will be a surprise, but let’s just say we mean it when we say we’re going big,” notes a message accompanying the video. Watch: