Ryan Adams Recording "Full Album Cover" of Taylor Swift's '1989'
It all started with a late night Instagram post that suggested recording sessions for his "full album cover" started up last night, with Adams joined in the studio by drummer Nate Lotz, Pax Am studio engineer Charlie Stavish and more. The first pic was of some musicians playing guitar.
After a fan tweeted about Adams' message, Swift sent out a post of her own, which said "is this true??????? I WILL PASS OUT." Adams confirmed, saying he had already recorded his take on 1989's "Blank Space" and "Style." For extra proof, he's also been posting pictures of the Swift's lyrics, marked-up and resting on a music stand.
Later, he posted a video that finds a helmeted individual listening to an alt-country-dusted version of Swift's "Welcome to New York" that Adams described as the "saddest version of Welcome to New York ever."
There's not a timeline for the album, if it even goes public. Until Adams properly drops his versions of T-Swift's sick beats, you can see some of the entertaining back and forth between the pair down below.
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
@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