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Taylor Swift Releases Live Versions Of ‘Lover’ Tracks To Streaming Services

The move coincides with last night’s premiere of the star’s ‘City Of Lover Concert’ film on ABC in the US.

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Taylor Swift has released a string of live versions of songs from her 2019 album ‘Lover’ on streaming services, coinciding with the premiere of her City Of Lover Concert film.

The programme, which aired on ABC in the US on the evening of 17 May, will be made available globally on Disney+ from May 18. Swift’s performance was filmed at the Olympia Music Hall in Paris last September, where she gave the live debut of some ‘Lover’ deep cuts.

“Excited to announce the City of Lover Concert!” Swift wrote on Twitter on 8 May. “We filmed my show in Paris in September and thought it’d be fun to share it with you.”

“The musical event gives fans unprecedented access to behind-the-scenes moments with the artist and marks her only concert performance this year, after her ‘Lover Fest’ tour was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” reads a statement announcing the TV event.

The pop star dropped the live version of ‘The Man’ earlier this year. Now, though more songs from ‘Lover’ have been released on streaming services including YouTube, Spotify and Apple Music including ‘ME!’, ‘You Need To Calm Down’, ‘Death By A Thousand Cuts’, ‘The Archer’, ‘Daylight’, ‘Cornelia Street’ and the title track. You can check ‘You Need To Calm Down’ out below.

Swift’s City Of Lover Concert received widespread critical acclaim from the world’s media. In a five-star review of the Paris show, NME said: “The lyrics to each song – even those that have only been out a few weeks – are bellowed back to the singer, and revellers hush one another while Swift is talking so they can hear her better.”

Swift recently also gave another ‘Lover’ track its performance debut, when she played ‘Soon We’ll Be Better’ as part of the huge ‘One World: Together At Home’ coronavirus benefit concert, curated by Lady Gaga.

Listen to the Best of Taylor Swift on Apple Music and Spotify.

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