1989 is the album that keeps on giving. To celebrate the landmark record’s one year anniverary, Taylor Swift released a video of her performing a stripped-down and heartfelt version of “Out of the Woods” at the Grammy Museum’s Clive Davis Theatre. The performance, which celebrated the Taylor Swift exhibit breaking the museum’s attendance record, is basically the opposite of Swift’s extravagant 1989 Tour—not a squad member in sight.
“I’m going to play you a song that I wrote about a relationship that I was in that the number one feeling I felt in the whole relationship was anxiety, because it felt very fragile, it felt very tentative,” Swift told the intimate crowd about the song she co-wrote with Jack Antonoff. “A lot of relationships can be very solid and that’s kind of what you hope for: solid and healthy. But that’s not what you always get. It doesn’t mean that it’s not special and extraordinary, just to have a relationship that’s fragile and somehow meaningful in that fragility.” Totally.