Taylor Swift News: ‘1989’ Creator Totally Supports Ryan Adams’ Cover Album As Do A Bunch Of Other Celebs [PHOTOS, VIDEOS]
Ryan Adams' highly anticipated cover album of Taylor Swift's 1989 officially dropped at midnight and it is pure gold (or at least majority of people are totally digging it!).
The Wall Street Journal chatted with the musician about his reasoning to cover the blonde's first total pop album.
"I could tell where she was at when she made it. I could feel that," Adams dished, adding he was feeling lonely especially with the loss of his grandparents whom he was close to.
So during the holiday season last year he dove into covering the tracks on Swift's mega-successful 1989.
Adams hit a snag though with equipment malfunctioning and lost what he recorded at the time.
He was using a 4-track cassette recorder, which ate the tape, making it "too hard to salvage."
This August he decided to give covering Swift's entire 1989 catalogue another go when he teamed up with guitarist Tod Wisenbaker and drummer Nate Lotz.
Throughout August he shared photos and snippet videos from the recording process of covering 1989, including the very first post below.
A photo posted by Ryan Adams (@misterryanadams) on Aug 5, 2015 at 10:57pm PDT
The snippets of his renditions of songs such as "Out of the Woods" and "All You Had To Do Was Stay" were getting eager fans hooked.
Hey @taylorswift13 What a song. Wow. pic.twitter.com/MRVhhGTdKl — Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) August 7, 2015
"All You Had To Do Was Stay" as heard on the Eddie & the Cruisers Part 3: Reverb Police soundtrack #1989 pic.twitter.com/TTYOnC9qT1
— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) August 7, 2015
On Aug. 12 he even gave an update that he literally only had four songs from the album to go.
#1989 Cover sessions kick back into gear tonight.... Only 4 songs left!!! SO FUN! STOKED!!!... Clips later pic.twitter.com/xk3RhmHcMz — Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) August 12, 2015
On Friday he announced his cover album was officially available for pre-order, adding, "I'm so proud of it & grateful for all the good vibes."
— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) September 18, 2015
Swift hasn't been able to contain her excitement. Prior to the cover album being available for pre-order she tweeted about her countdown, which reached "3 Days, 12 Hours, 30 Minutes" at the time she posted it.
Ryan's music helped shape my songwriting. This is surreal and dreamlike. Countdown to #RyanAdams1989 @TheRyanAdams pic.twitter.com/pGZB0uUqiB — Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) September 17, 2015
"Ryan's music helped shape my songwriting. This is surreal and dreamlike," she gushed.
Anyway, the cover album is getting tons of praise from fellow musicians, fans and even friends of Swift.
Actress Lena Dunham called it "a masterwork."
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) September 18, 2015
Third Eye Blind's bassist Alex LeCavalier thinks it's "rad!"
It's here! What a rad album @TheRyanAdams @taylorswift13 pic.twitter.com/1B8O29tHaD — Alex LeCavalier (@AlexLeCavalier) September 21, 2015
Then, The Summer Set's Brian Logan Dales explained how Swift's "work of art" is so "great" especially "when it can be interpreted differently & still be exceptional."
— DALES. (@brianlogandales) September 21, 2015
Duo Oh Honey deemed the album "record of the year," adding, "This is everything."
Record of the year. This is everything. @TheRyanAdams @taylorswift13 pic.twitter.com/dwLJAd3pl0 — Oh Honey (@Ohhoneymusic) September 21, 2015
Basically Adams went above and beyond with his renditions of Swift's 1989 tracks.
Check out most of the covers below in the playlist from Adams' YouTube channel.