Ryan Adams Is Recording A ‘1989’ Cover Album And Taylor Swift Is Freaking Out


Thu, August, 6 by


Over the course of this year, we’ve seen many artists tackle covers of songs from Taylor Swift’s latest album, 1989. From Charli XCX giving Shake It Off a punk-rock transformation to Imagine Dragons doing a mellow low-key version of Blank Space, many people have attempted to give their own interpretations of Swift’s hit songs. But it appears that prolific indie-rocker Ryan Adams is going to try and take things to the next level: he’s going to record an entire cover album of 1989. That’s right, he’s tackling every song on the album!

This news was revealed late last night when Adams told fans on Instagram and Twitter that he is currently recording said covers. News then traveled to Taylor Swift via Twitter and, well, let’s just say she was very excited to hear about this new project.

Adams then confirmed it, adding that he and his band just finished recording a cover of Style.

And it suddenly became Christmas morning for Swift.

In fact, here’s a snippet of Adam’s version of Welcome To New York.

We don’t think we’re going to lose sleep over this, but we can definitely say that we are also super mega excited to hear the outcome!

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