Taylor Swift covers Vance Joy’s ‘Riptide’ – watch

The US singer performed the song for BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge

Taylor Swift has covered Vance Joy‘s ‘Riptide’.

Click above to watch the US singer playing her piano-led version of the song for the Live Lounge on BBC Radio 1. The song was originally released by Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy in 2013, and it has since become a global hit.

Swift will release ‘1989’, her “very first, documented, official pop album” on October 26. The follow-up to 2012’s ‘Red’, ‘1989’ is named after the year of Swift’s birth. The album was announced via a live-streamed webcast in which Swift said the new record represented a “rebirth” for her. “I’ve been working on a new album for two years,” she said. “I like to work on albums for two years because I feel like two years gives you enough time to grow and change… This is a bit of a rebirth for me.”


The album will feature the single ‘Shake It Off’, which was produced by Max Martin and Shellback, who previously worked on the singles ‘Trouble’ and ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’. “Over the last few years I’ve learned a very important lesson,” she said. “We cannot control what people say about us but we can control how we react to it. We can let it get to us, make us bitter, even drive us insane, or we can shake it off.”