More like Sad Blood, right? Sorry for that terrible pun, but singer Ryan Adams has just announced that he will record an entire album covering Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’! Furthermore, he promises the songs will be the ‘saddest’ versions you’ll ever hear. Talk about a ringing endorsement!
Ryan Adams, the emerging singer known for his ability to strip down pop songs to their acoustic core, is about to put his musical money where his mouth is. Ryan announced via Instagram on Aug. 6 that he plans to release an entire EP consisting solely of covers from Taylor Swift‘s 2014 album, 1989. Better yet, Taylor has already responded to the news– and she is in full support of the eclectic project! To hear more about Taylor Swift, head over to iTunes and download the latest HollywoodLife podcast for free!
“Guaranteed saddest version of ‘Welcome to New York’ ever — or your tears back,” Ryan wrote on his Instagram, alongside a photo of a sheet with printed lyrics to– yup!– “Welcome to New York.” That peppy song about a wide eyed new-to-New-York-er doesn’t exactly scream “emotionally wrought ballad,” but somehow we have a feeling this talented guy can make it work.
Someone else who totally has faith in Ryan and the project? T-Swift herself! When a journalist Tweeted about the EP, he was smart enough to alert Taylor to it by tagging her. Naturally, she was her sweet and adorably enthusiastic self. Tweeting back at both the journalist and Ryan, Taylor wrote, “is this true??????? I WILL PASS OUT.”
The Twitter camaraderie doesn’t stop there, though. Ryan then confirmed the good news for Taylor, writing, “Yes. Just finished Style. Badass tunes, Taylor. :) We’re sandblasting them and they’re holding steady.” Check out all of the Tweetin’ action below, as well as Ryan’s initial Insta-nouncement.
Yes. Just finished Style. Badass tunes, Taylor. : ) We’re sandblasting them and they’re holding steady https://t.co/UaCOrnoVt7
— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) August 6, 2015
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What are your thoughts on an acoustic Taylor Swift album? Is it a cool and innovative approach to killer songs or, frankly, too bizarre?
— Casey Mink