-How the record is unbelievable. It is the top-selling record —
[ Cheers and applause ] It really is, unbelievable.
-Thank you. Thank you so much. -It’s the top-selling record
of 2019, which is great and all that, but it’s actually the best
record I heard this year. It is so good,
and I love it so much. -Hey!
-I know. I’m not — Again, I’m not a music critic.
What am I talking about? -Well, it counts. It counts.
It made me feel nice. -Thank you.
It made you feel nice? -Yeah.
-I have some real reviews from real people.
-Oh. -“‘Lover’ is Swift’s
most mature album and her most fun one
all at once” — Variety.
-Aww. -“Taylor Swift is one
of the best pop lyricists our era has ever produced” —
Vanity Fair. “Lover is a career–” [ Cheers and applause ] I agree with that one, too. “Lover is a career-topping
masterpiece” — Rolling Stone. -Oh, man.
-These are great reviews. And I love the album. Dude, look at this —
the blue and the pink. -Ooh, you know what? I haven’t seen this yet,
actually. -Are you serious?
-Yeah, so this is actually — Can I see it?
-I mean, don’t give notes. It’s already done.
It’s already made. -No, I saw drawings of it
on a computer, but I didn’t — -Yeah.
How cool is that? -Yeah, it’s good! -Dude, it’s a great cover.
-I think it’ll work. -Did you always know “Lover” was
gonna be the name of it or no? -Um, so, I toyed around with calling the album
“Daylight” for a while, but I thought that
might be a little too, like, on-the-nose or — I don’t know, because my last
album, “Reputation,” um, I saw as, like,
this nighttime album. Like, in the city…
-Yes. -…in the nighttime. -Yes! But this one,
Did you have — -This one I saw
as a daytime album. -Now, did you have — -Like, I saw, like,
fields and flowers and, like, you know, like, festivals.
if the mood strikes them. -Um, you’re going on tour
next summer, and it’s a giant, massive
tour all around Europe. You’re only playing
two dates in the US. One is in Boston,
and one is in LA. Two days in Boston,
two days in LA. You’re doing this
brand-new cool thing — that of course I knew
you would do something cool — Is it Lover West and Lover East? Yeah, um, basically, I just kind of felt
like this album I was gonna try something new. I haven’t done festivals
in a really long time, and I just saw this album as,
like, a really festival-y album. -Yeah, it is. -And so I kind of
wanted to do, um — I had the opportunity
to open a stadium in LA, which is really exciting. -I mean, the first female
performer to ever do that. Congratulations.
-Really, now? -You are, yeah. Yeah, I believe so.
-Wow. -First female performer
to open a new NFL stadium. That’s awesome, buddy. -Not the last.
-No, not the last at all, but do you have a favorite track
on this record? -It’s hard to pick a favorite
track, but I really do… -“The Man” is good.
-…love the song — Thank you.
I love the song “Lover.” Just, I —
[ Cheers and applause ] -It is a good —
-Thanks, guys. -It’s a great jam.
-Thanks. It’s a song that I wrote alone, and somehow, those are —
I don’t know. You just think about the — I find it funny thinking about
if I were to have, like, a — like, a party for all
the songwriters on that song. -Really?
-Yeah, ’cause it would just be me. [ Laughter ] The same as when
I was in high school. I’m just like… -Yeah, so you just —
-[ Groans ] -Yeah, it’s just you.
Just invite yourself, yeah.