During Taylor Swiftit’s the beginning Tour of eras concert, she confided in her frequent lyrical inspiration.
“So kind of a running theme in my music is that I like to explain to men how to apologize. I love that,” the “Anti-Hero” singer, 33, said of writing songs at his concert on Friday, March 17 in Glendale, Arizona, by social networks pictures from the show. “It’s kind of my thing. I love telling them step by step, “Here’s how easy it is to fix problems if you just follow these simple steps that I explain to you in a three-minute song.” I love the idea of men apologizing.
Swift, whose Tour of eras marks their first live concert since 2018 Reputation tour, presented him with the change of the show Folklore the album era when she dropped her truth about songwriting.
“[My songs are] kinda like journaling for you or something. [And] I wanted to do something different from what I had done before [with Folklore],” THE Cats the actress explained during the show, before being greeted with loud applause from the crowd. “You know, my albums have been typically, sort of, excruciatingly autobiographical where, like, when I put an album out, I just feel like I’m having some kind of live public autopsy.”
She added, “With this one, I thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be so fun to create characters and storylines? They’ll be living in different times, and they’ll be doing all these things and falling in love and hurting each other. , will go to war and all these things. So, I created all these characters.
Three of the characters from its 2020 release Folklore are James, Betty and August – the first two named after two of BFFs Blake Lively and husband Ryan Reynolds‘ girls – on the single ‘Betty’.
“It’s a song about a teenager [boy] named James trying to apologize to the love of his life and his name is Betty,” Swift joked during the show before strumming her acoustic guitar to kick off the number.
THE Tour of eraswhich celebrates all of Swift’s past albums and decades in the spotlight, kicked off Friday, where the “Miss Americana & the Heartbreak Prince” singer sang 44 of her most beloved hits (including a surprise acoustic rendition!) for the lucky spectators.
“I miss you like it’s the very first night. Glad we’re about to hit the stage and do it all again tonight,” Swift said via Instagram on Saturday, March 18, sharing photos from the first performance. before his second concert in Arizona. “See you soon 🔜 Glendale, Erazona.
As the Pennsylvania native sings “Betty” and other signature singles from Folklore during Tour of erasshe also incorporated several of her original breakup songs into the setlist.
“For me, ‘risky’ is about revealing what really happened in my life through music. Risky writes confessional songs and tells a person’s true story in enough detail for everyone to know who that person is,” Swift previously said of writing diss tracks about her exes during an interview in February 2014 with Charm. “It’s putting me out there, maybe even more than taking my shirt off.”