While it's true that I wasn't one of the 300 or so NPR employees and special guests tucked into a tiny office for the latest Tiny Desk entry, it's comparably enthralling to be able to experience it via embedded video on a Wednesday morning.
For their latest round of stripped-down song-spotlighting, NPR enlisted Taylor Swift, whose most recent album Lover is indeed very good despite apparently having nothing to do with Pennywise and/or the Losers' Club.
"I just decided to take this as an opportunity to show you guys how the songs sounded when I first wrote them," Swift told her office audience, to whom she gave valuable songwriting insight on three tracks from the new album and a noteworthy Red cut.
See Swift perform "The Man," "Lover," "Death by a Thousand Cuts," and "All Too Well" below.
Lover, meanwhile, was named in a recent Glamour interview by Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown as her favorite "getting-ready music" selection.
"I love Taylor Swift's new album Lover," she said. "'London Boy' is my favorite song ever."
Next summer, Swift fans will gather for Lover Fest West and Lover Fest East. "Where we didn't have festivals, we made some," Swift said when announcing the special coastal gatherings consisting of two-night runs at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles and Gillette Stadium in Foxborough.