Taylor Swift's '1989' to Be Covered in Its Entirety By Ryan Adams: Hear a Snippet
Adams shared a little bit of one of the covers over Instagram.
Adams, known for his sprawling, extensive catalog, is adding a top-to-bottom covers album of Swift's 1989 to his resumé. He confirmed the rumors via Twitter, and Taylor just couldn't contain herself:
@TheRyanAdams Cool I'm not gonna be able to sleep tonight or ever again and I'm going to celebrate today every year as a holiday. I'M CALM-- Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) August 6, 2015
And by the looks of Ryan's Instagram, it's going to be very Smiths-inspired. Check out a little sample below:
Back in November, Adams had this to say about the Taylor Swift album:
This new @taylorswift13 album is kicking my heart down the street like an old tin can. Blue fog. Neon. Overcast perfection. Let it in.-- Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) November 2, 2014
Adams hasn't announced anything official (like a release date) for the Swift covers collection, and we don't even know if it will be an "official" release, or just something he posts online for fun. Since he self-releases through his own label, Pax Am, he pretty much has free reign to do whatever he pleases -- with Taylor's blessing, of course, which it seems he already has.
And for Ryan, who's occasionally come off as a grumpy rockist, it's a savvy pop-friendly move, and one that will hopefully convince the rock crowd of Swift's formidable songwriting skills.