Taylor Swift Casually Works Calvin Harris's 'This Is What You Came For' Into Her Show
2016-10-24 | Total Views: 2448 | Author: AIO News
â€œIâ€™ve never played this song live before!â€
Itâ€™d be one thing if Taylor Swift was low-key performing new material for the first time since the drop of 1989 or releasing a never-before-heard track at her first and only concert in 2016. But nope. Thatâ€™s not what she came for, and thatâ€™s not what she did.
Taking to the piano, Taylor was coy: â€œIf you know it, maybe you could sing along, and I could get to know what that feels like, to hear it sung back to me.â€
She then launched into â€œThis Is What You Came For,â€ the song she secretly wrote with ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris, which heâ€™d go on to release as a Rihanna collaboration before it went on to reign playlists all summer (and take home the Moonman for Best Male Video at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards).
This is the bare-bones version, just Taylor and keys, which is a very different take on the dance floor staple weâ€™ve come to know. Sheâ€™d been rehearsing for the performance â€” which took place at Austinâ€™s Formula One United States Grand Prix â€” and posting videos from practice earlier this week, but â€œThis Is What You Came Forâ€ was definitely a huge surprise for all present for the show on October 22.
Well-played, Taylor. Well-played.