Watch Taylor Swift perform ‘Lover’ and ‘False God’ on SNL

The episode was hosted by Fleabag's Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Taylor Swift performed ‘Lover’ and ‘False God’ on last night’s edition of SNL – watch footage below.

The singer brought her new album ‘Lover’ to the show, which was hosted by Fleabag‘s Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

Taking to the piano for the album’s title track, Taylor performed a stripped back version of ‘Lover’ with pieces of paper suspended behind her. Watch footage of the performance below.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMQ5EHRj3Jk

She then got to her feet, surrounded by dimly lit lightbulbs and backed by a saxophonist for the ‘False God’ performance. Watch that below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-MILQZKJcI

Swift recently played her first full live show in support of ‘Lover’, playing a City of Lover concert in Paris and debuting stripped-back versions of tracks from her seventh album.

Reviewing the show, NME‘s Hannah Mylrea described the gig as “an intimate celebration of her fans and career”, saying: “Both a thank you to her fanbase and a celebration of how far Swift has come since releasing her debut album over a decade ago, The City of Lover concert was a triumph. On her previous album, Swift was concerned about her ‘Reputation’ – keep doing shows like this and she needn’t worry one bit.”

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In a promo video released in advance of the SNL performance, Swift put on her best British accent alongside Waller-Bridge.

Footage also recently emerged of the singer crying over a banana while “loopy” on drugs after laser eye surgery.

In a four-star review of ‘Lover’, NME‘s Nick Levine said: “The old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now – ‘cause she’s busy writing songs that suit her again.

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