Over the weekend (October 5), Taylor Swift graced the Saturday Night Live stage with two very different performances – a soft and emotional rendition of “Lover” and a jazzy take on “False God.” As much as fans were enthralled with Swift’s varied efforts, it’s great to know that she had just as much fun performing. She let fans know on Instagram just how good the experience was with a brief post that also shouted out Lenny Pickett, the musical director of the SNL band.
Had the best time playing Lover on SNL exactly the way I wrote it, on piano in a quiet moment. And a huge thank you to Lenny Pickett for playing with us on False God🎷!! Phoebe was excellent as host and @maryellenmatthewsnyc, one of my favorite photographers, is always so awesome to work with. Make sure to watch Camila next week!!
Swift’s SNL songs were both artistic trips. The live version of “Lover” was performed with a green piano and a backdrop of pages of sheet music suspended frozen in mid-air. “False God” was less emotional and more energetic. Swift stood on a misty stage while Pickett soothed with his saxophone and an array of backup vocalists warmed the chilly air.