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Once coronavirus became a global pandemic and communities issued shelter-in-place orders, we’ve all had to adjust our day-to-day lives to accommodate these new, weird circumstances. Taylor Swift, like the rest of us, has her own quarantine routine. On Friday, she helped launch Hits 1 n chill, a Home DJ series on Sirius XM. During the episode, Swift shared some details about how she’s getting through this pandemic.
“It’s safe to say we are living through unprecedented times right now. I am hoping that all of you are safe and healthy,” Swift said. “A lot of my friends and I have been doing sort of a weekly family FaceTime, which is always hilarious. I think it’s really important that we all stay connected because isolation doesn’t have to be an all-encompassing thing. We may be isolated, physically, but we can still keep in touch with people. We can still play games with our friends and family on our phones….that is one of the great things about modern technology.”
She went on: “Obviously we have a lot of time on our hands right now, with people being out of school, out of work. I’ve been doing a lot of cooking, a lot of reading, a lot of watching films that I’ve never seen before,” she said, adding that she just watched the 1954 thriller Rear Window. “But mostly I’ve been online trying to figure out how to help others and just constantly in awe of our first responders, emergency workers and our healthcare professionals that are putting themselves in danger every single day.”
The Sirius XM series will feature several popular artists who will play DJ and share their own hit music, as well as their favorite tunes. Upcoming hosts will be Niall Horan, Camila Cabello, Sia, 5 Seconds of Summer, Diplo, Kelsea Ballerini, Charlie Puth, Pete Wentz, and more.
“We love to connect fans with their favorite artists and our Home DJ series will bring some of the biggest names in music into our homes as people look for ways to be entertained,” president and CCO of Sirius XM Scott Greenstein said, according to Rolling Stone. “Taylor Swift will lead the way and will be followed by many stars on Hits 1 in the days ahead as they play their favorite music for the channel’s faithful national audience and new listeners, too. Our new Stream Free option opens up our channels to anybody who wants some diversion and great music.”