Earlier than Taylor Swift was the megastar she is at this time, she nonetheless needed to do mundane issues requested of her by her then-record firm, Nashville-based Massive Machine. When requested to decide on a canopy to carry out on the TV present Stripped, she picked “Untouchable” by the then-obscure Nashville rock band Luna Halo, finally releasing a rearranged studio model of it on the Platinum version of her 2008 album Fearless. She additionally carried out it on Saturday Night time Stay in November 2009.
Final night time (Nov. 25) in São Paulo, Brazil, Swift sat on the piano to mud off the track for the primary time in 12 years throughout the “shock songs” portion of her Eras tour present at Allianz Parque, admitting beforehand that it had been “ages” since she’d final achieved so. Swift additionally recorded the track once more for the Taylor’s Model launch of Fearless, which got here out in 2021.
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“We lucked out, actually,” Luna Halo’s Nathan Barlowe mentioned in a 2009 interview with the Tennessean. “She coated the track and it sounded superb, so from there, there have been so many YouTube hits on it, and so many individuals watching it and doing imitations of it, that’s when the label determined that they need to put it on the report.” Certainly, Swift’s tackle “Untouchable” was so distinct from the unique that lots of her followers had no thought it was a canopy till years later.
“Untouchable” was preceded final night time however one other Eras tour debut, “Secure and Sound,” which Swift performed for the primary time since 2013. The track was initially launched on the soundtrack The Starvation Video games: Songs From District 12 and Past and options Swift collaborating with the since-dissolved duo the Civil Wars.
The 2023 portion of the record-setting Eras tour concludes tonight in São Paulo. It would resume Feb. 7 in Tokyo.
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