Taylor Swift reflects on being ‘lonely’ during quarantine with ex Joe Alwyn and ‘drinking pounds of white wine’ amid her Eras Tour stop in Melbourne, amid potential Travis Kelce reunion feature with Taylor Swift in Australia after teasing he’ll ‘adventure to a real island soon’ and pre-record podcast next week

Taylor Swift got candid about feeling ‘lonely’ when writing songs for her Folklore album during quarantine with her ex, Joe Alwyn, amid her Eras Tour stop in Melbourne on Saturday.

The Grammy winner, 34 – who recently sang the breakup song You’re Losing Me for the first time ever – was preparing to perform Betty from the 2020 album when she opened up about the process of penning tracks for the LP.

In a now-viral clip shared to X, formerly known as Twitter, the star could be seen standing on stage in front of a microphone while holding a guitar.

‘[I was] imagining that, instead of being a lonely millennial woman covered in cat hair drinking my weight in white wine, I was a ghostly Victorian lady wandering through the woods with a candle in a candlestick holder,’ she addressed the crowd.

She added, ‘And I wrote only on parchment with a feathered quill. And that was in my mind, what I thought I looked like…while writing Folklore.’

Taylor Swift, 34, got candid about feeling 'lonely' when writing songs for her Folklore album during quarantine with her ex, Joe Alwyn , amid her Eras Tour stop in Melbourne on Saturday; seen on Friday in Melbourne
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Taylor Swift, 34, got candid about feeling ‘lonely’ when writing songs for her Folklore album during quarantine with her ex, Joe Alwyn , amid her Eras Tour stop in Melbourne on Saturday; seen on Friday in Melbourne

‘So that’s all that matters, the delusion,’ Swift concluded while beginning to strum a few notes on the guitar strings.

Folklore dropped in July 2020 – and later won the Grammy for Album of the Year in 2021.

Her ex, Joe Alwyn, was also one of the producers on the LP, and notably helped co-write the tracks Betty and Exile. However, the actor was notably credited under the pseudonym of William Bowery.

She previously opened up about putting the album together during quarantine while talking to Entertainment Weekly back in 2020.

‘I wasn’t expecting to make an album. Early on in quarantine, I started watching lots of films. We would watch a different movie every night.’

‘I’m ashamed to say I hadn’t seen Pan’s Labyrinth before. One night I’d watch that, then I’d watch L.A. Confidential, then we’d watch Rear Window, then we’d watch Jane Eyre.’

‘I feel like consuming other people’s art and storytelling sort of opened this portal in my imagination and made me feel like, “Well, why have I never done this before?”‘

‘”Why have I never created characters and intersecting storylines? And why haven’t I ever sort of freed myself up to do that from a narrative standpoint?”‘ Taylor added to the outlet.

'[I was] imagining that, instead of being a lonely millennial woman covered in cat hair drinking my weight in white wine, I was a ghostly Victorian lady wandering through the woods with a candle in a candlestick holder,' she addressed the crowd; seen on Friday in Melbourne
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‘[I was] imagining that, instead of being a lonely millennial woman covered in cat hair drinking my weight in white wine, I was a ghostly Victorian lady wandering through the woods with a candle in a candlestick holder,’ she addressed the crowd; seen on Friday in Melbourne

She added, 'And I wrote only on parchment with a feathered quill. And that was in my mind, what I thought I looked like...while writing Folklore'; former couple seen in 2019 in NYC
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She added, ‘And I wrote only on parchment with a feathered quill. And that was in my mind, what I thought I looked like…while writing Folklore’; former couple seen in 2019 in NYC

And while appearing on The Zane Lowe Show for Apple Music, Swift further talked about how collaborating with Alwyn came about when they quarantined together in London.

‘He’s always just playing instruments and he doesn’t do it in a strategic “I’m writing a song right now” thing,’ the Bad Blood hitmaker explained.

‘He’s always done that. But do I think we would have taken the step of, “Hey, let’s see if there’s a song in here. Let’s write a song together.” If we hadn’t been in lockdown, I don’t think that would have happened, but I’m so glad that it did.’

Taylor later added, ‘Joe and I really love sad songs. We’ve always bonded over music…We write the saddest. We just really love sad songs. What can I say?’

Last year in April, it was confirmed that Swift and Alwyn had officially gone their separate ways after dating for six years. The songstress has since moved on with Kansas City Chiefs tight end, Travis Kelce.

While attending the Grammy Awards earlier this month, she notably won the awards for both Best Pop Vocal Album and Album of the Year for Midnights.

While accepting her first award of the night for Pop Vocal Album, the star notably announced that she would be dropping her next album titled: The Tortured Poets Department.

After the surprise revelation, fans were quickly convinced that the title of the album was in reference to her ex, Joe Alwyn.

Her ex, Joe Alwyn, was also one of the producers on the LP, and notably helped co-write the tracks Betty and Exile. However, the actor was notably credited under the pseudonym of William Bowery; seen earlier this month in London
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Her ex, Joe Alwyn, was also one of the producers on the LP, and notably helped co-write the tracks Betty and Exile. However, the actor was notably credited under the pseudonym of William Bowery; seen earlier this month in London

While accepting her first award of the night for Pop Vocal Album, the star notably announced that she would be dropping her next album titled: The Tortured Poets Department; seen earlier this month at the Grammy Awards in L.A.
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While accepting her first award of the night for Pop Vocal Album, the star notably announced that she would be dropping her next album titled: The Tortured Poets Department; seen earlier this month at the Grammy Awards in L.A.

Back in 2022, the actor explained that he was part of a WhatsApp group chat with close pals Paul Mescal and Andrew Scott called The Tortured Man Club.

Following the album announcement, a source told DailyMail.com that Alwyn feels it would be ‘shady’ if Taylor dissed him in The Tortured Poets Department.

Also during her latest Melbourne stop, Swift debuted a song from her Midnights album on Friday night.

The star – who recently announced a bonus track for her upcoming album – delivered a performance of You’re Losing Me – an emotional ballad from the Late Night Edition of Midnights for the first time.

Taylor sat at the piano dressed in a flowing yellow dress as she announced to the audience, ‘I’ve never played this song live before. It’s one of my favorites.’

The star - who recently announced a bonus track for her upcoming album - delivered a performance of You're Losing Me - an emotional ballad from the Late Night Edition of Midnights for the first time; seen on Friday in Melbourne
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The star – who recently announced a bonus track for her upcoming album – delivered a performance of You’re Losing Me – an emotional ballad from the Late Night Edition of Midnights for the first time; seen on Friday in Melbourne

Following her split from Alwyn last year in April, Swift has since moved on with Kansas City Chiefs tight end, Travis Kelce; couple seen earlier this month at Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas
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Following her split from Alwyn last year in April, Swift has since moved on with Kansas City Chiefs tight end, Travis Kelce; couple seen earlier this month at Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas

 

The song came out in May 2023 and features a narrator singing about realizing a relationship is unhealthy and their attempts to save it, which many fans have theorized was inspired by the end of Swift’s relationship with the Joe Alwyn.

The pop star also broke out the title track of Red, which she hadn’t performed since last year.

Though fans have speculated that Joe Alwyn may have inspired You’re Losing Me, Taylor penned the tune one year before their relationship came to an end.

Swift is slated to perform in Melbourne through February 18 with her next stop taking place in Sydney beginning on February 23.

EXCLUSIVEEXCLUSIVE: Travis Kelce lunches at his favorite Kansas City restaurant ahead of potential reunion with Taylor Swift in Australia after teasing he would ‘venture to an island real soon’ and pre-recording next week’s podcast

If fans wondered whether Travis Kelce would dash off to Australia to be with his girlfriend Taylor Swift following his triumphant return to Kansas City and the tragedy that followed, the answer is: not yet.

So far Travis has stayed close to home, with exclusive DailyMail.com pictures showing the Super Bowl LVIII winner driving his Rolls Royce to get lunch with a friend on Saturday.

Travis dropped a huge hint that he could head Down Under on this week’s episode of his New Heights podcast, claiming that he would ‘venture to an island real soon’ with the best ones being ‘south’ of the US.

He added that next week’s podcast is a pre-recorded guest episode which he is not featured in, which led fans to believe he would join his girlfriend in Sydney from February 23 – and maybe travel with her to Singapore for her shows in the first week of March.

Kansas City Chiefs star Travis Kelce has so far not joined girlfriend Taylor Swift in Australia

Kansas City Chiefs star Travis Kelce has so far not joined girlfriend Taylor Swift in Australia

Kelce was spotted heading out to lunch in Kansas City, Missouri on Saturday afternoon

Kelce was spotted heading out to lunch in Kansas City, Missouri on Saturday afternoon

Taylor Swift, pictured here performing in Melbourne, is on the Australian leg of her tour

Taylor Swift, pictured here performing in Melbourne, is on the Australian leg of her tour

Kelce shares a kiss Swift after the Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl

Kelce shares a kiss Swift after the Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl

On Saturday, however, the Chiefs tight end, 34, took a leisurely ride through Kansas City with his windows rolled down, smiling and waving at fans who spotted him.

Kelce spent under an hour at one of his favorite haunts in the city, Rye, taking a to-go bag with him as he slipped out the back entrance of the busy restaurant.

He is regular at Rye and Swift, 34, took his teammates’ girlfriends out for a birthday dinner in January – picking up the bill and opting to try the cinnamon roll which is reportedly Kelce’s favorite.

Swift is currently on the Australian leg of her Era’s tour and fans have speculated whether Kelce would rush to support her in Melbourne after their romance dominated NFL coverage this season.

But Swift’s boyfriend appears in no rush to make the long journey to Australia, looking calm as he walked into Rye – despite receiving backlash for his partying antics.

The NFL star was hit with a barrage of criticism after he was pictured at a ‘scaled down’ party following the mass shooting at the Chief’s Super Bowl parade.

The Super Bowl LVIII winner seen driving his unique Rolls Royce around town on Saturday

Kelce was spotted out and about as he went to get lunch with a friend on Saturday

Kelce was spotted out and about as he went to get lunch with a friend on Saturday

The Kansas City Chiefs star spent under an hour at one of his favorite haunts in the city, Rye

Both Kelce and Swift donated $100,000 to victims of the shooting, which saw 22 people rushed to hospital with gunshot wounds and left one woman, a local radio DJ, dead. Police confirmed around half of those injured were children.

The tight end’s donation came after he faced waves of criticism for partying and posing for a smiling selfie with a police officer in the wake of the deadly shooting.

He was seen beaming at Granfalloon Restaurant and Bar on Wednesday, in a snap obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com, alongside several teammates and their WAGs – including Patrick Mahomes‘ wife Brittany.

Kelce was part of a small group at the sports bar which also included Chiefs punter Tommy Townsend, center Creed Humphrey, tight end Matt Bushman, his wife Emily, and Mahomes.

Earlier in the day, local DJ Lisa Lopez-Galvan was shot and killed in the incident which started as a ‘dispute’ between a group of two youths, according to investigators.

Two juveniles have been arrested and were charged on Friday in connection with the incident, but Missouri law means their hearing was held in private and no other details have been made public.

The pair appeared in Jackson County Family Court on gun-related charges as well as resisting arrest.

Authorities are expecting more charges against the teens which could see them tried as adults.

Swift is seen performing at Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday night as part of her Eras Tour

Swift is seen performing at Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday night as part of her Eras Tour

The star made panicked calls to Travis Kelce and Brittany Mahomes when she learnt about the shootings in the early hours of the morning in Australia

The star made panicked calls to Travis Kelce and Brittany Mahomes when she learnt about the shootings in the early hours of the morning in Australia

Kelce looked calm as he walked into Rye, despite receiving backlash for his partying antics earlier in the week following the fatal shooting

Kelce looked calm as he walked into Rye, despite receiving backlash for his partying antics earlier in the week following the fatal shooting

Kelce wore matching brown patterned sweatpants and hoodie complete with black sneakers

Kelce wore matching brown patterned sweatpants and hoodie complete with black sneakers

Kelce celebrates with Swift after defeating the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII

Kelce celebrates with Swift after defeating the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII

If they are charged with first degree murder they could receive the death penalty, according to Jackson County Court, so long as they were 16 at the time the offense was committed.

Nine children were injured during the incident, with Kelce donating the $100,000 through his charity, the Eighty-Seven & Running Foundation – an organization that aims to help ‘underserved youth strive to become productive citizens.’

The GoFundMe page was started by friends of the Reyes family, who had two young daughters wounded in the shooting.

It has already surpassed its $100,000 goal, reaching $189,000 by Saturday afternoon. Swift donated to Lisa’s fundraiser, who was related to the two girls.

Flowers, signs and other items are left in front of Union Station - the site of the shooting

Flowers, signs and other items are left in front of Union Station – the site of the shooting

All patients admitted to Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City after Wednesday's shooting have been discharged

All patients admitted to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City after Wednesday’s shooting have been discharged

People flee after shots were fired near the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl LVIII victory parade

People flee after shots were fired near the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl LVIII victory parade

Terrified parade-goers run for their lives after gunmen opened fire shortly after the Super Bowl winners stepped off stage

Terrified parade-goers run for their lives after gunmen opened fire shortly after the Super Bowl winners stepped off stage

Kelce sparked backlash with his antics after the parade, during which he appeared too drunk to speak

Kelce sparked backlash with his antics after the parade, during which he appeared too drunk to speak

 

Kelce was also seen smiling with his Chiefs teammates after a shooting during the parade

Kelce was also seen smiling with his Chiefs teammates after a shooting during the parade

Kansas City Police and the FBI are looking for others who may have been involved and are calling for witnesses, victims, and people with cellphone video of the violence to call a dedicated hotline.

All the patients who were admitted to Children’s Mercy Hospital following the mass shooting have been discharged, with medics treating 12 patients.

In total at least 39 people were wounded with 23 suffering from gunshot injuries – including nine children.

The victims’ range from eight to 47, with the hospital confirming that the children should make a full recovery.

‘Thank you for your support and grace with our team members this past week,’, spokesperson Marlene Bentley said in a statement.

University Health said three shooting victims are still in the hospital’s care, with one remaining in critical condition while the other two are improving.

In total they treated eight patients with gunshot wounds and four with other injuries related to the rally.

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