Late on Wednesday, 40-year-old rock singer, Ryan Adams, announced via Twitter and Instagram that he will be covering Taylor Swift’s 1989.
Yup. The whole album.
Upon discovering the news on Twitter, Taylor Swift tweeted "is this true??????? I WILL PASS OUT."
"Yes," Adams tweeted back. "Just finished 'Style.' Badass tunes, Taylor. : ) We're sandblasting them and they're holding steady."
"Cool," Swift responded. "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."
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Fans on Twitter and Instagram are very excited to hear the album. Ryan Adams teased a bit of “Welcome to New York,” garnering quite a response. He guarantees that the song will be the saddest version of the track we’ve ever heard, “or your tears back.” He also noted that the cover of “Blank Space” will have a "deep end Smiths vibe."
Jana Pochop tweeted, “@TheRyanAdams @taylorswift13 when will this be out, good sir? because I'll need to clear my week.”
“I think my heart just exploded with joy. yeah, it did,” wrote jencrane via Instagram.
Stella Girard is so excited she found a reason to be slightly sour over the fact that Ryan Adams won’t be covering any songs outside of 1989. She wrote on Twitter, “@TheRyanAdams @taylorswift13 Why isn't "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" on #1989. WHYYYYYY???? That would have been epic!”
Even those that aren’t particularly fond of Taylor Swift are excited about the covers. “@TheRyanAdams @totally_tod @NateLotz Not a TS fan, but this sounds like it will be the most awesome thing you've done in a while.” @anette_bregi tweeted.
Deadspin’s Leslie Horn compiled a list of additional albums Adams should cover. It includes Vampire Weekend’s Contra, Phoenix’s Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix and Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream among many others.
Our ears are waiting, Ryan Adams.
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