- 12 Mar 21
Dessner and Antonoff collaborated with Swift to assist her in writing and producing 2020 albums 'Folklore' and 'Evermore'
Speaking to the Recording Academy backstagee, Swift commented that revealing her collaborators will be joining her on stage is the sole thing about her performance that isn’t “highly confidential”.
“It’s really exciting because this has been adventure that the three of us have gone since the very beginning of quarantine and lockdown,” she said.
“We’ve only gotten to be together in the same room once, so this is really awesome to get to be together with them again. We’re quarantining in the same house, we’re getting tested every day.”
“It’s just really exciting, honestly, to play music with your collaborators. That’s something that I will never, ever take for granted again.”
Swift recruited Antonoff and Dessner to help her to produce and write 2020's Folklore and Evermore.
Both shared as surprise releases at different stages last year, Folklore nominated for Album Of The Year at the forthcoming ceremony.
This marks Swift’s first nomination in that category since she won it with 2014’s 1989. If she wins, she will become the first woman to have won the award three times, following in the footsteps of music legends Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder.
Other acts set to perform at the Los Angeles ceremony on March 14 include Harry Styles, Dua Lipa, Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion, BTS and Billie Eilish, as well as Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak as Silk Sonic.