June 06, 2023

Music

Taylor Swifts' emotional rendition of 'I Don't Wanna Live Forever'

Taylor Swift performs with special guest Maren Morris for duet 'You All Over Me'

By George Johnson June 06, 2023
Taylor Swifts performance: Tears flow as she sings I Dont Wanna Live Forever.
Taylor Swift's performance: Tears flow as she sings 'I Don't Wanna Live Forever.'

Taylor Swift recently demonstrated that her own songs can elicit heartfelt responses from the artist herself. 

At a concert in Chicago during her Eras Tour on Saturday night, attentive fans noticed a poignant moment during her performance of the 2017 duet I Don't Wanna Live Forever with Zayn Malik.

Video footage shared on TikTok captured a vulnerable moment as Swift sang the poignant lyrics, 'Wondering if I dodged a bullet/Or just lost the love of my life, oh.'

In the clip, it was evident that the Karma singer was holding back tears, displaying a deeply personal connection to the song's emotional message.

Originally recorded for the Fifty Shades Darker, the soundtrack achieved considerable success, reaching the impressive position of No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

During her performance on Saturday, she brought out Maren Morris for a special guest appearance, where the duo performed their collaborative track You All Over Me live for the very first time.

The song, which initially appeared as a vault track on Swift's re-recorded album Fearless (Taylor's Version) released earlier this year, received a rousing reception from the Chicago audience. 

Maren Morris took to Instagram to express her excitement, sharing a black-and-white photo of her and Swift onstage and writing, "We finally got to play You All Over Me and I won't ever be shutting up about it. 

Love you @taylorswift and love you always, Chicago."

While Swift prefers to maintain privacy regarding her personal life, rumors circulated earlier this spring that she and actor Joe Alwyn had parted ways after a six-year relationship. 

In more recent months, Swift has been linked romantically to The 1975 frontman, Matty Healy, further fueling speculation about her love life.