Taylor Swift Pays Tribute To ‘The National’ During Eras Tour Set

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Taylor Swift paid tribute to The National as she played “Coney Island” for the first time during the Eras tour.

Footage shared to Twitter shows that while performing the surprise set segment of her show in Atlanta, Georgia Friday (April 28th), the Grammy winner said, “This band has influenced me beyond my ability to verbalize how much they’ve influenced me — just lyrically, their ability to set a scene, their ability to tell a story. And obviously, Aaron Dessner is in the National and he has completely changed my life.”

She continued, “I was lucky enough to be able to write a song with them for their new album. Check it out, stream it, buy it on vinyl. I love them so much. They’ve been so kind to me.”

Dessner produced evermore and recently revealed that two of Swift’s hits — “Willow” and “Cardigan” — were initially meant to be released by them.