Taylor Swift takes no chances when it comes to protecting her music. In behind-the-scenes footage shot while she filmed her 'End Game' music video, Taylor has explained that she doesn't even let her backing dancers listen to her music before it's released. Um, what?
Apparently, her dancers use a "click track" while shooting the video which lets them hear the beat, but not the actual lyrics. Here's what her dancers look like when they can't hear the music. It's pretty awkward:
"I commend them fully because um ... they've been pretending like there's music playing when there's not," Taylor said. (While her dancers use the click track, she gets to listen to the actual song on headphones, which makes sense. She is the artist, after all!)
And don't expect special treatment even if you're providing guest vocals for a T-Swift track, nosiree! In the clip, Tay-Tay's newly engaged bestie, Ed Sheeran explains the spy movie-worthy lengths to which she went to before he was even allowed a listen to one of THEIR tracks.
Ed reminisces: "I remember when I did a song with [Taylor] for her album, I was in San Francisco, and they sent someone with a locked briefcase with an iPad and one song on it.
"They flew to San Francisco and played the song I've done with her and asked if I like it...I was like, 'Yeah,' and they took it back. That's how I hear it."
Seems like a lot of work, but 'End Game' banger so... OK, I guess?
SOURCE: Cosmopolitan US WORDS: Shannon Barbour