Paris (dpa) - She had invited. And the invitees came - from Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany and Japan. More than 2,000 fans from all over the world saw the only concert by US pop icon Taylor Swift in Europe at the legendary Paris Music Hall "Olympia" on Monday evening, featuring songs from their new album "Lover". The seventh work of the singer-songwriter was released on August 23rd.
"I want to do something different. I want to have a party with you, "said the 29-year-old at the opening. So the concert is a kick-off party for their new album, Swift said, triggering an avalanche of "Taylor" calls in a short, black sequin outfit when she appeared on stage.
"Good evening Paris, I'm Taylor," the star spurred on his "Swifties," as their fans call it. And continued: "You are coming from 37 countries tonight. My album is called "Lover". I want to celebrate the love with you. »
Then Swift started: More than 15 titles, including catchy tunes from their 2014 release "1989" such as "Blank Space", "I Knew You Were Trouble" and "Style". From "Lover" she presented among other things six songs in acoustic versions, which she accompanied on guitar and piano.
The album was her most exciting experience, the singer said. In it they explore all facets of love, which included happiness and disappointment, but above all equal rights. At this sentence, the screaming became even louder. Swift is against any form of discrimination, as she expressed in Paris in "The Man".
In the song, the musician imagines what it would be like to be a man. And hundreds of "Swifties" sang in unison: "I'd be a fearless leader. I'd be an alpha type », literally translated: I would be a fearless leader, I would be an alpha type.
With the "City Of Lover Concert" Swift has given her only concert yet in Europe for the promotion of the new album. In an interview with the French newspaper Le Parisien, she explained why France was a priority because she had not given a concert there for eight years, she said.
There are so many countries and cities where you want to hear them, Swift said in the interview. Now she has decided to go where she was not yet or not often enough. Rumor has it that the German capital Berlin could be one of its stations in 2020.
The US superstar collects records: She has sold nearly 50 million albums and received countless awards, including ten Grammys. Swift has more than 110 million fans on Instagram, more than 80 million on Twitter, and over 70 million on Facebook.
Swift did not have to conquer her audience in Paris anymore. In mid-August, the record label Mercury launched a kind of raffle, which included, among other things, downloading songs from the new album - in return, there was the invitation. For example for Julia from Spain. What she likes about Taylor Swift? The rhythm of the songs, the lyrics - above all their songs building, explained the young woman.
Interview on «leparisien.fr»