Stepping out from behind the guitar, and away from a microphone stand, 11 time American Music Award winner Taylor Swift gave a convincing performance of I knew You Were Trouble.
Not only were the vocals pretty much spot on, but the fuller arrangement was something I enjoyed more than the original recording. The backing was quite heavy in places, I'm not going to deny that, and there sounded like slight tuning issues during the descending notes at 3.06, but overall it was a better performance than I expected from Taylor Swift .
Good on Taylor Swift for continuing to confound critics- and me- by actually getting involved with the production. It would have been easier, and expected, for her to let it all happen around, but she definitely got involved here. I still wouldn't pay to see her live-despite quite liking her music- but she is improving, which is always appreciated. So who knows, I may still end up at a "T-Swizzel" concert in the not so distant future. 2040, anyone?