Taylor Swift releases live tracks

The 30-year-old singer was forced to cancel her 'Lover Fest Tour' due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Taylor Swift attends FOX's Teen Choice Awards 2019 on 11 August 2019 in Hermosa Beach, California. Picture: AFP

LOS ANGELES - Taylor Swift has released live versions of tracks from her Lover album following the broadcast of her City of Lover concert special.

The 30-year-old singer was forced to cancel her Lover Fest Tour due to the coronavirus pandemic, but to make up for fans' disappointment, ABC aired the City of Lover concert special on Sunday and shortly afterwards, the hitmaker's songs from the show were made available to stream.

The concert was filmed in September 2019 at L'Olympia Theater in Paris, France, and featured Taylor singing tracks from Lover to fans from 37 countries.

Highlights from the show - which will be available to stream on Hulu and Disney+ on Monday - included The Archer, which Swift told her audience "encapsulates the complexity of falling in love", and an acoustic, stripped-back version of The Man.

While many of the songs were performed simply on guitar or piano, Swift pulled out all the stops for a full-band production of You Need to Calm Down.

Before joining her dancers, she told the audience: "Love is so many things - love is chaos, love is madness, love is joy. Love is, in my opinion, equality."

Ahead of the special broadcast, she admitted she was "stoked" to have the chance to relive her album release party once again.

She took to Instagram to write: "Stoked to relive our Paris show tonight when the City of Lover concert airs at 10pm ET/ 9pm CT on @abcnetwork - then tomorrow on @hulu and @disneyplus [heart emojis] It was the best album release party I could've wished for. love you guys [kiss emoji] (sic)"