Taylor Swift demands a Game of Thrones level of security to prevent new music from leaking out before its official release.
In a behind-the-scenes video for "End Game," a song from her new album reputation, the singer-songwriter talked about the extra measures that her team employ in order to make sure that fans experience her work the way it should be. That means refusing to blast the song while filming the music video.
The track, the second to be released from her sixth album, also features Grammy-winning British singer and Swift's friend Ed Sheeran and rapper Future.
Aside from Swift and her collaborators, the music video directed by Joseph Kahn ("Bad Blood," "Blank Space," "Look What You Made Me Do") featured dancers and other extras performing in the background. To prevent leaks, these people had to move to a "clicking track," a simple metronomic rhythm.
"I commend them fully because they've been pretending like there's music playing when there's not," Swift stated.
Swift, who needs to sing along the lyrics, had to wear her own earphones and listen to the track while filming.
"I have these in my ears," she said showing off her discreet earphones. "They've been dancing to a click track. It's incredibly hard work."
Catch the pub scene at the 3:45-mark on the video below.
Now that her new album is out, Swift will be having an incredibly busy schedule in 2018. She will be trekking across the world as part of her upcoming Reputation Stadium Tour.
The concert series will kickoff on May 8 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. She will also perform in major cities across North America, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.
In a recent post on Instagram, the 28-year-old gave followers a sneak peek into her rehearsals for the upcoming tour.
Swift will also headline the upcoming Biggest Weekend festival by the BBC. Along with her pal Sheeran, she will perform a set at Singleton Park in Swansea.
The festival will take place in Scone Palace in Perth, War Memorial Park in Coventry, and Titanic Slipways in Belfast. Niall Horan, Craig David, High Flying Birds, Beck, Jess Glynne, Billy Ocean, Paloma Faith, Eliza Carthy, First Aid Kit, and more are scheduled to perform.
The Biggest Weekend is set from May 25 to May 28. Tickets for the Swansea performances are now sold out, but tickets to the other three venues are still available for purchase.