Taylor Swift trades stadiums for the NPR studio in an intimate acoustic Tiny Desk Concert
She's a big star.
But Taylor Swift was happy to go small when she played one of NPR's famous Tiny Desk Concerts last week.
During her appearance at NPR's Washington DC headquarters, the Lover songstress, 29, performed stripped down versions of several tracks, some old some new, telling the audience: 'I just decided to take this as an opportunity to show you guys how the songs sounded when I first wrote them.'
Tiny treasure: Taylor Swift released her NPR Tiny Desk Concert on Tuesday
'It's just me. There's no dancers, unfortunately,' she joked to the some 300 plus audience members.
Taylor had rock star poise as she took the tiny stage, first playing The Man before going on to play Lover, and Death By A Thousand Cuts on guitar.
Then she took a deep dive into her discography and sat down at the piano to play All Too Well from her record Red.
She looked lovely in a plaid Cinq a Sept suit teamed with a plum-colored velvet top.
Stripped down: During her appearance at NPR's Washington DC headquarters, the Lover songstress, 29, told audiences: 'I just decided to take this as an opportunity to show you guys how the songs sounded when I first wrote them'
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Set list: Taylor played The Man before, Lover, and Death By A Thousand Cuts on guitar being sitting down at the piano to play All Too Well from her record Red
Taylor teased the radio show's release on Instagram last Friday, writing: 'Tiny desk, BIG mood' along with a number of shots from the exclusive acoustic set.
Swift went on to thank NPR, writing: 'Thank you @npr for that awesome experience, I can't wait to relive it when #tinydesk comes out!'
In addition to a photo of the star performing she shared another that showed the her surrounded by a room of admiring fans intermixed with NPR employees.
Small wonder: Taylor teased the release of the concert on her social media Friday
Understated: Taylor looked low key in the photos, wearing a burgundy velvet top and Cinq a Sept plaid pants as she sat down with an acoustic guitar
Gather round! Another photo showed the performer surrounded by a room of admiring fans intermixed with NPR employees
They need to calm down? Before the National Hockey League's (NHL) Los Angeles Kings made their home debut at Staples Center this season, the team announced a Taylor Swift banner, considered an 'eyesore' by fans, will no longer be seen during games
While Taylor was surrounded by throngs of fans at her Tiny Desk Concert, not everyone loves the pop star.
This was clear when the LA Kings decided to cover up a banner marking the star's sell-out tour for allegedly being bad luck for the hockey team.
Taylor received the banner in August 2015, after her 16th straight sold-out concert at Staples Center, where the Kings play, along with the NBA teams the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers.
The Los Angeles Times reported that Staples Center president Lee Zeidman said there are no plans to remove the banner entirely, and the choice to cover it was made solely by the Kings team.
Big deal: The 29-year-old singer received the banner in August 2015, after her 16th straight sold-out concert at Staples Center
Kings remove Swift: The Los Angeles Kings (goaltender Jack Campbell is pictured on Saturday night) with the NBA teams the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers