Taylor Swift might be fully immersed in promotion for her recently released (and already no. 1) album, Lover, but she still has the time to fit in a good throwback to make Swifties go bananas — and her latest live performance is the perfect proof.
On September 2, Taylor and her band stopped by BBC Radio One’s Live Lounge in New York to offer a laid-back, acoustic performance of some of her new album's most beloved tracks — from “London Boy” to “Lover” — as well as her own rendition of Phil Collins’s “Can't Stop Loving You.”
“TAYLOR IS PLAYING HOLY GROUND IN THE LIVE LOUNGE AND I AM NOT OK. RED ERA RISE,” a fan commented on Twitter after seeing Taylor’s setlist. “she's playing holy ground in the live lounge when i say i GASPED,” someone else wrote.
Taylor herself weighed in on her decision to cover this specific track during her set. “One of my favorite things about Live Lounge is you get to sort of reimagine things, if you want to. So because we’re doing this Live Lounge in New York City, I was thinking maybe I’d play a song that references New York and re-do it in a way that maybe it wasn't heard originally,” Taylor admitted. “There’s a song off of my album Red called 'Holy Ground' and the fans have been so wonderful about that song. [They’ve] really have gotten behind that song so I wanted to reimagine [it] and see if you guys like it.”
All was good until then but all heaven broke loose when fans found out it was going to be piano version. “A f*cking piano version of holy ground hahahaha i'm going to die now!!!! bye,” Swiftie @eleanorbate gushed after finding out Taylor’s preferred instrument for the cover. And well, turns out, hearing “I was reminiscing just the other day...” set to a piano just hits differently.
In fact, the version is getting just as much praise as the original among Swifties. “okay so i need that version of Holy Ground to be played to me at least once an hour for the rest of my life,” a Swiftie noted on Twitter.
Whether you're #TeamPiano or #TeamOriginal — or both— one thing is sure: TSwift sure knows how to make a Monday special. If you haven't already, you can listen to Taylor’s full Live Lounge set here (starting at the 2-hour mark).
Let us slide into your DMs. Sign up for the Teen Vogue daily email.
Want more from Teen Vogue? Check this out: It Looks Like Taylor Swift Dropped a Hidden Message in the Locations From "London Boy"
Originally Appeared on Teen Vogue