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.
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.
— Chris Farren (@chrisfarren) September 21, 2015
There were callbacks to the actual 1980s.
— Jake Updegraff (@OnAirJake) September 21, 2015
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
— Piya Chattopadhyay (@piya) September 21, 2015
Well done, Ryan Adams.