June 10, 2023

Video footage of Taylor Swift’s piano enjoying by itself throughout a live performance has made some followers share the conspiracy idea that she was discreetly introducing her eleventh album.

The singer-songwriter, 33, is in the course of her sold-out worldwide roadshow, The Eras Tour. It made a cease on the Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, on Sunday night time.

In video footage shared on social media by followers, Swift was seen sitting on the piano to carry out the second of two shock songs for attendees. Then, whereas the singer was talking with the gang, the instrument malfunctioned and performed low notes by itself.

“Did you hear that?” a surprised Swift requested the viewers. “Is that taking place for you, too? I did not play that.” When the piano started to play by itself once more, Swift determined to surrender on her plan to carry out a track on guitar.

Taylor Swift is pictured performing throughout “The Eras Tour” at Nissan Stadium on Could 6, 2023 in Nashville, Tennessee. A viral video exhibiting her piano enjoying by itself has sparked a fan idea.
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Explaining the reason for the phantom second, Swift advised her followers that there had been a torrential downpour when she carried out on the similar venue the night time earlier than.

“Lengthy story brief, I get to my acoustic set to play final night time,” she stated. “You recognize while you’ve been in a shower for too lengthy and your fingers are so pruned? Like, I checked out my fingers attempting to stress and play guitar, and it was like I might been in a shower for two-and-a-half hours of lukewarm water. It was, like, pruned.”

The chart-topping “Shake If Off” singer added that “it rained loads final night time, like a monsoon… Actually, it was like a water park underneath the stage.”

A clip of the second was shared on Twitter, the place it has been seen greater than 14 million instances. Whereas Swift gave a transparent sufficient clarification of the piano second, it did not cease followers from theorizing that she was discreetly introducing her eleventh album.

“This was deliberate guys, bear in mind nothing is unintentional,” tweeted one fan, whereas another wrote that “she is teasing a TS11 track.. I simply understand it.. She is a MASTERMIND.”

Admitting that they have been underneath the impression the second was a skit to introduce one in every of her hits, another wrote on Twitter: “I used to be there. I assumed it was deliberate and she or he was going to do ‘Haunted.'”

Making the same reference, another twitted: “Oh my god! There is a ghost within the machine! I feel the piano is Haunted!”

Different Twitter customers reacted with comedic theories as to what brought about the difficulty, with one commenting that “Nicki Minaj despatched somebody to break the piano out of jealousy.”

In an obvious reference to Swift’s ex-boyfriend Harry Types, another tweeted: “[I don’t know] how however this someway is Harry’s fault.”

One fan tweeted video footage of the downpour that had engulfed the stage the night time earlier than, exhibiting Swift wiping away sheets of rain from the instrument.

Throughout her rainsoaked present on Saturday, Swift gushed to followers about her happiness, amid studies that she is relationship The 1975 frontman Matty Healy.

“I sort of simply really feel like telling you… I’ve simply by no means been this blissful in my life, in all points of my life, ever,” she advised the viewers, per Billboard. “And I simply need to thanks for being part of that.

“It isn’t simply the tour. I simply type of really feel like my life lastly feels prefer it is sensible,” Swift added.

The Eras Tour represents totally different levels all through the singer’s profession, and it has not been with out its mishaps.

The underside of one in every of her clothes appeared to get caught within the stage throughout a present in March. Fan account @VIsOnCorneliaSt posted a video to Twitter that confirmed the singer performing in an extended, flowing pink gown.

Because the track got here to an finish, Swift stood as much as go backstage, however the backside of the gown did not transfer along with her and gave the impression to be caught on the grass-like set. The singer was then seen struggling to free the gown off what appears to be an almost-invisible cable maintaining her connected to the stage. Swift then eliminated a white belt from her waist, earlier than turning to smile on the viewers and heading backstage.