Haley DiPietrantonio has been listening to Taylor Swift since she was in fourth grade. Last weekend, the Medford 18-year-old was flown out to Swift’s Nashville house for a secret listening celebration of her upcoming album, “Lover.”
DiPietrantonio was thrilled when Swift’s group reached out to her by way of the fan web page she runs on Tumblr, alltooswxft. She mentioned she knew what the message was about as quickly as she noticed it.
“Everyone knows what that means,” she mentioned.
Swift is understood for interacting along with her followers on social media, and DiPietrantonio mentioned the pop star has been following her weblog for years. The singer can also be well-known for not making anybody pay to satisfy her; she and her group reportedly handpick hardcore followers for experiences like this listening celebration.
DiPietrantonio mentioned she discovered about her invite whereas she was at work and threw her cellphone throughout the room, however she couldn’t inform her coworkers why because the listening events are prime secret.
Swift made Rice Krispies treats for the followers, and so they all sat collectively in her front room to hearken to the upcoming album, DiPietrantonio mentioned.
“She told us all of her secrets,” she mentioned. “She was so kind, trusting us. She, like, trusts us as her best friends. She loves her fans so much.”
At least one different Massachusetts teen, 16-year-old Caroline Jackson, was invited to the singer’s Nashville house, WBZ reported. DiPietrantonio mentioned she met a number of different followers from Massachusetts.
Both followers mentioned Swift knew them by title once they walked in and took her time talking with everybody one-on-one. The Tennesseean reported Swift stayed up till 5 a.m. chatting and posing for photographs with everybody.
DiPietrantonio had by no means met Swift earlier than Sunday, and he or she mentioned the expertise simply made her love the singer extra. She mentioned she’s all the time been drawn to how “unapologetically honest” Swift is in her songs.
“They’re personal stories that have actually happened to her, so that’s why it’s so easy to relate to her,” DiPietrantonio mentioned. “She tells her life stories through songwriting.”
Swifties have been tweeting “Lover” buzz for weeks, however the secret periods sparked some new rumors about what the album would possibly sound like, with some followers evaluating it to Swift’s earlier work, “Speak Now.”
Some of the individuals who have gone to the Secret Sessions have mentioned that Lover has an analogous manufacturing to 1989 however related lyrics to Speak Now. This album would be the dying of me, I swear
— Niamh 🦢🦖 (@MetalxGuru) August 6, 2019
“Lover” comes out on Aug. 23.