Today Ryan Adams released a new album called “1989.” Sound familiar? It’s because the whole thing is a new version of Taylor Swift’s 2014 pop masterpiece “1989” --– every single song.
Adams is not the first person anyone would think of to cover Swift’s bright, explosive melodies --– his typical rock and alternative sound is pretty different than the country-turned-pop star’s music. But he did it anyway, and Twitter reacted accordingly.
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Taylor herself had a countdown to the release of Adams’ “1989,” featuring her cat.
3 hours 38 minutes. pic.twitter.com/JEh1rriSVU— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) September 21, 2015
And once it was released, even her fans liked the album.
There were callbacks to the actual 1980s.
And a few Bruce Springsteen comparisons.
Ryan Adams '1989' sounds like a mix of Taylor Swift, Adams 'Heartbreaker', and 1980s era Springsteen. It's an interesting experience.— Will McAvoy (@WillMcAvoyACN) September 21, 2015
Ryan Adams was like "I'm gonna make an album that sounds like Bruce Springsteen covering Taylor Swift"— Dadbod Billionaire (@DreamHostBrett) September 21, 2015
One person had a realization.
oh my god i just realized i want Ryan Adams and Taylor Swift to date and break up and write breakup albums about each other— Matt Ufford (@mattufford) September 21, 2015
Another commented on the different ways music can bring people together.
Ryan Adams: bridging the musical gaps between dads and their daughters since 2015— Nick Flora (@NickFlora) September 21, 2015
Everyone seemed to be in agreement that covering a whole album was a good idea.
Ryan Adams - 1989. Amazing idea, perfectly executed. Love it.— Amy Macdonald (@Amy__Macdonald) September 21, 2015
Well done, Ryan Adams.