Ryan Adams Recording "Full Album Cover" of Taylor Swift's '1989'

BY Gregory AdamsPublished Aug 6, 2015

Ryan Adams revealed over social media last night (August 5) that he's apparently already head-deep into putting together a full-album tribute to Taylor Swift's hugely popular 1989 LP, and it's thrown his fans into an excitable frenzy. One of those fans, it should be noted, is Swift.

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. 

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

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