Watch Taylor Swift’s First Performance Of ‘This Is What You Came For’


Ten years ago today on October 24, 2006, a 16 year-old Taylor Swift dropped her debut self-titled album and took the first step in changing the face and sound of music.

This month will mark the end of Swift’s biennial new album October release (save for 2008’s Fearless release in November), with the singer making the conscious decision to take time off.

Well, she’s not completely on a break.

Swift returned to the stage this past Saturday in Austin, Texas at the Circuit of the Americas race track for her only show of 2016. The country-turned-pop star acknowledged today’s monumental anniversary, thanking fans for continuing to support her career and ‘reading her journal.’

The occasion was marked by Swift performing some of her older tracks, including “Fifteen,” “Love Story” and “You Belong With Me” from 2008’s Fearless, as well as “Sparks Fly” and “Enchanted” from 2010’s Speak Now. Swift also performed newer tracks, including “New Romantics,” “22,” “Blank Space,” “Style,” “I Knew You Were Trouble,” “Holy Ground,” “Bad Blood,” “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” “Wildest Dreams,” “Out of the Woods” and “Shake It Off.”

Swift, who was battling a cold during her solo show, was forced to take a few ’tissue breaks’ before carrying on.

Tissue break in between songs (10.22.16) #taylorswift

A video posted by (@taylorupdates) on

The sniffles didn’t stop the beloved singer-songwriter from using her only concert of the year to perform “This Is What You Came For” for the first time—a song she wrote for ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris and Rihanna. Swift initially penned the track under name Nils Sjöberg, but has since come forward as the songwriter and given us a cover version to love.

Oh Swifty, we’ve missed you.