Taylor Swift's '1989' to Be Covered in Its Entirety By Ryan Adams: Hear a Snippet

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Julida Brokaw

Ryan Adams

Adams shared a little bit of one of the covers over Instagram.

Taylor Swift has spoken about her love of Ryan Adams before, and Mr. Adams has returned the favor. This morning (Aug. 6) on Twitter, the mutual admiration got approximately 500 percent more real. 

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: 

And by the looks of Ryan's Instagram, it's going to be very Smiths-inspired. Check out a little sample below:


#1989 Welcome to New York Way fun w the gang down at PaxAm.

A video posted by Ryan Adams (@misterryanadams) on Aug 6, 2015 at 2:19am PDT

Back in November, Adams had this to say about the Taylor Swift album:

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.

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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.