Taylor Swift is known for big shows – she even became the first female artist to play Foxborough’s Gillette Stadium three times in a row on her Reputation Tour. Yet, with her new album comes a new perspective, and Swift might be taking things down a notch.
Lover, Swift’s seventh studio album, dropped earlier this month. It’s already garnered massive attention – earning Video Of The Year for “You Need To Calm Down” at the VMAs this past weekend – but, she hasn’t made any tour plans yet. In an interview with Ryan Seacrest on his On Air show, she explained that she did not really think about planning for the tour with this record.
“I was so full-on planning this album release and directing the videos and putting all these different clues in these videos and trying to make this album release experience the most fun one for my fans, that I didn’t wanna plan what we’re gonna do in terms of live and I don’t want to do the same thing every time because I don’t want my life to feel like I’m on a treadmill,” she said.
While the tour is not in the works yet, Swift notes that she’s not sure if she wants to play stadiums this time around, and might take a different route. Lover is a collection of more intimate, toned-down songs, and to fully capture that feeling, Swift wants to create an atmosphere to “try to make it feel smaller like a living room.”
“Stadiums are fun,” she said. “Stadiums are amazing – I love stadiums, I just don’t know if we’re going to do the same thing as we did last time.”
Swift, who just performed on Good Morning America and headlined Amazon Prime Day’s concert, has also made headlines recently for an ongoing battle with Scooter Braun – who recently acquired Scott Borchetta’s Big Machine Label Group this year. Braun now owns all of Swift’s masters. So, Swift is hoping to re-record her first six albums after November 2020 – two years after her contract with BMLG expires. While the tracks can’t be exactly the same due to an “original production clause,” she told Seacrest that she would be able to make them “nearly identical” to the originals.