On Saturday, ‘The Swifties were left astounded upon hearing Taylor Swift perform her song ‘Dear John’ after a decade in her latest tour.
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Taylor Swift Stuns Fans by Performing ‘Dear John’
The audience in the U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis were left astonished when Taylor Swift performed her song ‘Dear John’ from her album ‘Speak Now’ on Saturday, 25th June 2023.
The ‘Blank Space’ singer is on her Eras Tour before the launch of her new track on 7th July, titled Speak Now (Taylor’s Version).
‘Dear John’, inspired by the phrase ‘Dear John Letter’ in the English language, denotes a letter written to end a romantic relationship. The song was a part of the original ‘Speak Now’ Album that was released way back in 2010.
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Since the album ‘Speak Now’ was penned by the American Singer-Songwriter as a medium to express all the unspoken things she held in her heart for the people in her life, it was assumed that the song ‘Dear John’ represented Swift’s relationship with her then beau, John Mayer.
The emotionally-intense song is a ballad with bold lyrics suggesting deceit and tumults in their brief dalliance. The song remained unsung by the artist for 11 long years following its last performance in 2012 in Auckland, New Zealand until yesterday.
“Be Kind and Gentle” Taylor Implores Fans
Minutes before the performance commences, The Grammy winner, in a small speech that went viral, politely implored her fans to receive the upcoming song with ‘kindness and gentleness’. She reveals that she’s only putting out this album to individualise her music and not as a retaliation to any past trauma in her relationships.
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She wishes her fans to appreciate the song as her creative production rather than putting the lyrics under a microscope and associating them with her personal life.
She further adds that the purpose of the launch of Taylor’s Version of ‘Speak Now’ is not to ask her fans to come to her defence and lambast her baes. Instead, the chanteuse admitted strikingly that she doesn’t care about all that she had to endure when she was 19 except for the music she had written.
Swifties React Vehemently to ‘All Too Well‘
This appeal by the Fearless singer comes in the light of a similar episode that had occurred previously upon the launch of her song ‘All Too Well’ (10-minute extended version) from the ‘Red’ album. Fans started concluding that the lyrics are a reference to Taylor’s romance with Jake Gyllenhaal, causing a huge brouhaha on social media as several came to the singer’s defence.
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Her disappointed fans reacted vehemently to the release of the song, leading Jake to deactivate his Instagram comment section following a severe backlash!
Taylor Shines and Stupefies fans in Eras Tour
From 17th March, with the commencement of the Eras Tour, Taylor Swift has been leaving her fans in wonder and bliss as she performs her classic hits from all her musical eras. What’s more, is that she’s also singing songs that aren’t on the tour’s list…including ‘Dear John’ and ‘Daylight’ making the audience go wild with amazement! With 3.5 million fans buying tickets to see the resplendent star croon, Taylor’s sixth concert tour remains an absolute smasher!
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The musical heartthrob cherishes all the love and attention she gets on stage and confesses that she loves interacting with her spirited fans. She encourages her audience to maintain the same positivity on social media ensuring the broadcast of her latest number.
Swift has her calendar booked until 17 August as she looks forward to enthralling her audience on international stages in Australia, Japan, Europe and Singapore.