Taylor Swift Praises Ryan Adams’ 1989 Cover Album
Taylor’s excited; so we’re excited.
Yesterday Ryan Adams dropped his cover album of Taylor Swift’s 1989. From top to bottom, Adams reinterpreted Swift’s entire creation with his own rock/indie twist. We’ve been getting bits and pieces of the cover album via social media, but as of Monday the entire project is out. Even Taylor herself couldn’t hold in her excitement, tweeting countdowns and fangirling over the project.
And fans followed in step, also praising the project on social media. Taylor quite literally filled her entire Twitter feed with retweets of excited fans.
Ironically, the covers are available on Spotify despite Taylor’s public disapproval of the streaming service’s policies. But that didn’t hinder Taylor’s approval from the project.
The only thing Taylor loves more than this album is surprises. In true Taylor-fashion, the superstar surprised Adams by calling into Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show during his interview to talk about the project. She applauded Adams and insisted that these weren’t actually cover songs: “They’re not cover songs…They’re reimaginings of my songs, and you can tell that he was in a different place emotionally than I was.”
Listen for yourself to get a taste of what Taylor’s talking about. Almost all of the songs are available on Adams’ Vevo account as well.
Ryan Adams – Shake It Off (from ‘1989’) (Audio)
Ryan Adams – Wildest Dreams (from ‘1989’) (Audio)
Also on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show, the two revealed that they collaborated together years ago on an unreleased song. You can listen to that entire interview here. (Jump to 7:50 to listen to Taylor’s surprise phone-in.)
When asked to pick her favorite song off the new album, Taylor said it was a tie between “Blank Space” and “How You Get The Girl.”
What do you think of the reinterpretation: The more versions the merrier? Or if it’s not broken don’t fix it? Let us know in the comments and on social media!