Ryan Adams' '1989' Cover Album Is Officially Here & Yes, It's As Beautiful As You Imagined
Big, big news, guys. Huge. Ryan Adams' 1989 /Taylor Swift cover album dropped in the late, late hours of Sunday (I like to think he did this so people could have some post-Emmy Awards listening material, but I digress), and, unsurprisingly, it's some of his best work. Of course, this was to be expected: Adams' cover of Swift's "Bad Blood" dropped on Sept. 18 — along with the news that the full album would be available for purchase on iTunes at midnight on Sept. 21 — and, though it sounded wildly different to Swift's original version of the song, it worked. Turns out, "Bad Blood" was a great preview for the rest of the album: Much of it sounds just as soft and acoustic as that track does, each individual track transforming Swift's original song into a completely different piece of art. Trust me: Adams is at his best here.
Featuring Adams' soft voice crooning Swift's deep lyrics about love and loss and being fierce, the album features a total of 13 tracks in the same order they appear on Swift's original 1989 album.
In case you need more proof that this album is a must-listen other than the fact that it's Ryan Adams covering 1989, you'll also be glad to know the album is fully endorsed by Swift herself: In fact, in the hours leading up to its release, the singer took to social media to begin counting down to its impending release.
In other words: Yes, Swift is just as much of a fan girl as the rest of us.
You can check out Adams' 1989 cover album in full on iTunes, here. Happy listening!