On the occasion of Taylor Swift’s 34th birthday, the critically acclaimed concert film The Eras Tour—which has gone on to become the highest-grossing concert film in history—is now accessible to stream digitally on demand for its Dec. 13 release. But to add the cherry on top, ahead of its release, the “Bejeweled” singer-songwriter has surprised Swifties with a rather sweet surprise gift by releasing the highly requested ‘The Archer’ performance from the extended version of the concert film.
The performance of the pop artist performing the beloved song from 2019’s Lover premiered on TODAY, which was initially left out of the theatrical release. The song is about Swift reflecting on her life; its lyrics describe her self-awareness and acknowledgment of her past mistakes. In the brief clip, the Grammy winner was seen gliding down the stadium show’s lengthy runway while performing her entire Lover set, dressed in a pastel-colored Atelier Versace bodysuit.
Take a look at the preview on TODAY’s X handle (formerly known as Twitter), which shows close-up shots of Swift as she grins and sweetly makes eye contact with the crowd.
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) December 12, 2023
As the $249.6 million worldwide grossing concert film is now available to stream, fans can now watch the entirety of the performance alongside two additional songs—”Wildest Dreams” from 2014’s 1989 and “Long Live” from 2010’s Speak Now, in the extended cut. Moreover, these aren’t the only three tracks that the reigning pop icon has recently released. On Nov. 29, her latest vault track, titled “You’re Losing Me,” from her tenth studio album “Midnights” via Republic Records, was also made available on all major streaming platforms.
Fans around the globe finally got the chance to listen to this song, as the singer has effortlessly transported us into a world of emotions from her private life that she usually maintains a silence around. To say the least, the official promotional single is no exception and is filled with raw vulnerability. Additionally, the “Anti-Hero” singer-songwriter also announced the release of the track from the vault on her Instagram handle with her 277 million followers, which can be accessed at: https://taylor.lnk.to/YLMfromthevault.
In the same post, Swift also acknowledged her new achievement of being named Spotify’s Global Top Artist in 2023, with the caption reading:
“Um ok, this is unreal?? I just wanted to say to anyone who listened to my music this year, anywhere in the world, thank you. Getting named Spotify’s Global Top Artist in 2023 is truly the best birthday/holiday gift you could’ve given me. We’ve seriously had THE MOST fun this year out there on tour and now this. Are you serious? So I was trying to think of a way to thank you, and a lot of you have been asking me to put “You’re Losing Me (From The Vault)” on streaming… so here you go! You can finally listen EVERYWHERE now 💋”
Take a look at the post below:
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Lastly, as stated, to support Midnights and her previous albums, Swift embarked on the Eras Tour in 2023, which she described as “a journey through the musical eras of [her] career.” An homage to her albums, the Eras Tour is her most expansive tour yet, with 151 shows across five continents. It is the highest-grossing tour of all time and the first tour to surpass $1 billion in revenue.
The tour has generated a lot of appreciation for the artist’s craft by receiving rave reviews from critics.
The concertgoers have also praised its production, as well as Swift’s musicianship and versatility. On the bright side, the tour is far from over and will soon continue to generate more buzz once Swift completes her break from the performances, as she has confirmed via social media that the ongoing The Eras Tour will resume next year on February 7, 2024, with a four-night stand at the Tokyo Dome in Japan, quote:
“Bringing a tour to Brazil has been something I’ve dreamt of for years, and those fans blew my expectations away. We’ve officially wrapped up the 2023 Eras Tour and we got to end the year with 6 shows in Rio and São Paulo, with the most magical crowds. I’m so grateful to my touring family, my band, crew and dancers for everything they put into this show all year. To the people who came to see it, you are what made those stadiums feel so alive and electric and unforgettable for me. Really just feeling so proud and moved by what I got to be a part of. See you in 2024 🎤 🎸 🎹 ✨”
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