It seems unlikely that Taylor Swift has had an opportunity to sleep at any point in the last month, doesn’t it? Since her album Red dropped, Swift’s been a promotional powerhouse, churning out performances around the world that have been varied but consistently solid — those by-the-numbers renditions of “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” notwithstanding. After a superstar showing of “I Knew You Were Trouble” at the American Music Awards last weekend and an energetic but scaled-down set yesterday on Australia’s TODAY, Swift switched it up again for another Aussie TV show, Fifi & Jules, doing “Trouble” as a dialed-back acoustic number.
Her voice sounds stronger here (that note around 2:55!), and she seems more at ease performing in this context — even if you can kinda still see the pop icon she’s fast becoming. Watch up top.