We all know that before singers are ‘discovered’ they usually can be found playing at local coffee houses and bars—but what happens after they’ve found the spotlight?
Taylor Swift surprised the customers of the Bluebird Café in Nashville on Saturday with a performance. Featuring stripped-down versions of songs like “Shake It Off,” “Love Story,” and “Better Man,” Swift’s impromptu concert was pretty low-key in comparison to her high-energy performances we’re used to. With just vocals and some pretty killer guitar sounds from Swift and singer-songwriter Craig Wiseman, the 50-something people at the café were quick to tweet about it.
TAYLOR SWIFT SINGING ONE OF HER BIGGEST HITS “SHAKE IT OFF” IN THE SAME PLACE SHE WAS DISCOVERED BY SCOTT BORCHETTA MORE THAN 10 YEARS LATER pic.twitter.com/vWg3xscMKe
— ɐɔıuoɹәʌ (@soitfuckingoes) April 1, 2018
Swift convinced her family to move to Nashville when she was just 14 to pursue her music as a career, a decision that would pay off in the form of a record deal from music producer Scott Borechetta. The discovery began Borechetta’s long career in founding young talent—Borechetta recently developed the hit show The Launch, which focuses exclusively on developing and producing music from emerging talent.
Taylor Swift went to the Bluebird Cafe and performing “Better Man” tonight. pic.twitter.com/v154C4GcdX
— SWIFTIES™ (@SwiftiesIndia) April 1, 2018
The spontaneous performance comes hot off the release of her second Spotify-exclusive video for “Delicate,” the latest single from Swift’s Reputation. Her first video for the single premiered during the iHeartRadio Music Awards last month.
Swift will be kicking off a 2018 tour May 8, and will be visiting Toronto’s Rogers Centre August 3 and 4.