Taylor Swift says 'finding love throughout the noise' is what inspired her album

Can’t watch Taylor Swift on the road? Don’t fret! The songstress is offering another way for fans to get up close and personal!

The 28-year-old recently performed an intimate unplugged show for some lucky fans where she walked them through what inspired her latest album Reputation -- and it turns out she's far more interested in embracing love rather than nursing grudges, as some songs might lead fans to believe.

“[I] think there was a bit of a bait-and-switch that happened with his album when we put out ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ and we’re like, ‘Guys, this album is gonna be one thing.’ And when the album came out, it’s legitimately an album about finding love throughout all the noise,” she told superfans assembled at her special Chicago concert, Taylor Swift NOW.

“And so it starts with the noise and how that makes all you feel, and how it makes you feel when people are saying things about you that you feel, like, aren’t true and living your life sort of in defiance of that,” she added. “In defiance of your reputation. And then, sort of, in the middle of the album you kind of realize ‘how much do I really value that?’"

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NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 25: Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill perform onstage during the Reputation Stadium Tour at Nissan Stadium on August 25, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/TAS18/Getty Images for TAS)
GLENDALE, AZ - MAY 08: Taylor Swift performs onstage during opening night of her 2018 reputation Stadium Tour at University of Phoenix Stadium on May 8, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for TAS)
GLENDALE, AZ - MAY 08: Taylor Swift performs onstage during opening night of her 2018 reputation Stadium Tour at University of Phoenix Stadium on May 8, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for TAS)
GLENDALE, AZ - MAY 08: (L-R) Camila Cabello, Taylor Swift, and Charli XCX pose onstage before opening night of Taylor Swift's 2018 Reputation Stadium Tour at University of Phoenix Stadium on May 8, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for TAS)
GLENDALE, AZ - MAY 08: Taylor Swift performs onstage during opening night of her 2018 reputation Stadium Tour at University of Phoenix Stadium on May 8, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for TAS)
GLENDALE, AZ - MAY 08: Charli XCX, Camila Cabello and Taylor Swift perform onstage during opening night of Taylor Swift's 2018 reputation Stadium Tour at University of Phoenix Stadium on May 8, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for TAS)
GLENDALE, AZ - MAY 08: Taylor Swift performs onstage during opening night of her 2018 reputation Stadium Tour at University of Phoenix Stadium on May 8, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for TAS)
PASADENA, CA - MAY 19: Taylor Swift performs onstage during the Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour at the Rose Bowl on May 19, 2018 in Pasadena, California (Photo by Christopher Polk/TAS18/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - MAY 19: Charli XCX, Camila Cabello and Taylor Swift perform onstage during the Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour at the Rose Bowl on May 19, 2018 in Pasadena, California (Photo by Christopher Polk/TAS18/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - MAY 19: Taylor Swift performs onstage during the Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour at the Rose Bowl on May 19, 2018 in Pasadena, California (Photo by Christopher Polk/TAS18/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - MAY 19: Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift perform onstage during the Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour at the Rose Bowl on May 19, 2018 in Pasadena, California (Photo by Christopher Polk/TAS18/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - MAY 19: Taylor Swift and Troye Sivan perform onstage during the Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour at the Rose Bowl on May 19, 2018 in Pasadena, California (Photo by Christopher Polk/TAS18/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - MAY 18: Taylor Swift performs onstage during the Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour at the Rose Bowl on May 18, 2018 in Pasadena, California (Photo by Christopher Polk/TAS18/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - MAY 18: Taylor Swift and Shawn Mendes perform onstage during the Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour at the Rose Bowl on May 18, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/TAS18/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - MAY 11: Taylor Swift performs onstage during Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour at Levi's Stadium on May 11, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/TAS18/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - MAY 08: Taylor Swift performs onstage during opening night of her 2018 reputation Stadium Tour at University of Phoenix Stadium on May 8, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for TAS)
SANTA CLARA, CA - MAY 11: (L-R) Charli XCX, Taylor Swift, and Camila Cabello perform onstage during Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour at Levi's Stadium on May 11, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/TAS18/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - MAY 11: Taylor Swift high-fives fans during Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour at Levi's Stadium on May 11, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/TAS18/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 25: Taylor Swift performs onstage during the reputation Stadium Tour at Nissan Stadium on August 25, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/TAS18/Getty Images for TAS)
MIAMI, FL - AUGUST 18: Taylor Swift performs on stage during the Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour at Hard Rock Stadium on August 18, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/TAS18/Getty Images for TAS)
TORONTO, ON - AUGUST 04: Bryan Adams and Taylor Swift perform onstage during the Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour at Rogers Centre on August 4, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jason Kempin/TAS18/Getty Images for TAS)
TORONTO, ON - AUGUST 04: Bryan Adams and Taylor Swift perform onstage during the Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour at Rogers Centre on August 4, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jason Kempin/TAS18/Getty Images for TAS)
NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 25: Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill embrace onstage during the Reputation Stadium Tour at Nissan Stadium on August 25, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/TAS18/Getty Images for TAS)
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Next, the hitmaker seems to explain that discovering what really matters amid the perpetual chaos of stardom is what keeps her motivated and continually creating these days.

“If you can find something real in spite of a bad reputation, then isn’t that what matters the most to you? And doesn’t it matter the most to you that you know who your real friends are now?”

During the concert, Swift treats attendees and viewers at home to some of her most unforgettable hits stripped down to their most basic elements -- just the singer’s voice and piano or guitar. Some of the tracks she performs include “Delicate,” “Gorgeous” and a rare acoustic performance of “Shake It Off.”

Taylor Swift NOW will be available to watch on Aug. 30 on all AT&T video platforms, including DIRECTV NOW, DIRECTV (Channel 1113) and U-verse (Channel 1501).

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