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“I’m just happy to be here” (video)

Taylor Swift entered her next record-breaking era with the release of “Midnights” this week, but really, she’s just happy to continue to endear music fans. Especially considering the fact that, at least for the music industry, she’s considered a “geriatric pop star.”

Swift stopped by “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Monday night to talk about the new album, which is already on track to sell more than a million copies in its first week on the air. As Fallon read off a whole list of accomplishments the record had achieved, Swift marveled at the success of it, joking that, by typical industry lore, she was past her prime a long time ago.

“It’s like, you know, I’m 32. So we’re considered geriatric popstars,” Swift said. “They start trying to feed us at 25, I’m just happy to be here!”

To that, Fallon reassured her that “you’re just getting started mate”, prompting more gratitude from Swift. The singer was particularly surprised by fan response to an album that was once again mostly autobiographical to her, noting that she is “beyond me, really”.

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“I feel very overwhelmed with the love fans have for the record,” Swift admitted. “I also feel very soft and fragile. Both can exist at the same time.

Of course, Swift couldn’t pass up the chance to give her fans a few more hints — though, as she herself joked, they’ve all stopped pretending it’s all accidental at this point. Before the interview ended, Swift admitted that she absolutely wanted to go on tour again, she just wouldn’t say when that would happen.

“I mean, you know, I should do it!” Swift teased cryptically. “When the time is right, we will.”

You can watch Taylor Swift’s entire interview on “The Tonight Show” in the video above.