Taylor Swift has kicked off BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge month with a special, six-song performance from New York, including a touching cover of Phil Collins’ 2002 song “Can’t Stop Loving You.”
The pop star’s rendition of the classic ballad came from a desire to explore “all different types of love,” she told host Clara Amfo. “And the type of love that is addressed in the song is unconditional love. And people say ‘unconditional love’ all the time, but I don’t think they really know that unconditional love truly is still loving someone even if they don’t love you anymore.”
Swift then went back in time with a slowed-down, piano ballad rework of “Holy Ground” from 2012’s Red. The session also included stripped-down versions of “Lover,” “London Boy,” “The Archer” and “You Need to Calm Down.” All four tracks are cuts from Swift’s latest album, Lover, which arrived last month.
Check out clips from Swift’s BBC Live Lounge set below:
”Can’t Stop Loving You”:
”You Need to Calm Down”: