‘1989’ By Taylor Swift Gets Completely Redone By Ryan Adams

The much-anticipated Taylor Swift 1989 cover by Ryan Adams has an official release date and it is set for this Monday, September 21.

Adams announced his Swift album cover digital release date on Instagram earlier today, September 17. He also announced that his cover of “Bad Blood” from the album is available today for download on Apple’s Beats 1. Those who preorder the album will receive Adams’ version of the Swift hit as an instant download.

According to The Verge, the Taylor cover album will eventually make it onto CD and vinyl, but there isn’t a set date for that just yet.

Ryan, who has been dropping hints about the Taylor songs he’s been covering, posted the cover art of his album on Instagram when he made the release date announcement. Adams has been uploading bits and pieces of the Swift songs he’s covering throughout the recording process to the picture sharing site, and that has only made fans more excited to get their hands on his versions of the popular Swift songs.

Ryan Adams: cover art
Ryan Adams "1989" Cover Album Cover Art

Obviously, Adams’ style is a lot different than that of Swift, however, from the samples he’s put online, we can expect the album to be nothing short of amazing.

Taylor Swift has even taken her own interest in the project. Swift has been following the recording progress of the 1989 cover and has even been promoting it through her own Twitter account. Taylor claims that Adams’ music has made a big impact on her own songwriting over the years. Swift described having Adams cover her hit album as “surreal and dreamlike.”


As the Inquisitr reported when Adams first announced the cover album, Swift expressed that she was not only flattered that the rock musician had chosen the hit songs by Taylor to cover, but also honored that he would take her album and “bleed aching vulnerability into it.” Swift said when she first got wind of the cover, she “couldn’t believe it.” Taylor expressed that she had high hopes for the cover and that she believed that with the musicians Ryan had brought in to record, the album would definitely be “something really special.”

It’s certainly a great thing that Swift is so supportive of Adams and his project.

On Monday at 9 a.m. PT, there will be an interview with Zane Lowe and Ryan Adams on Apple Beats 1. As reported by Consequence of Sound, Lowe dropped hints that Taylor Swift would be joining the rock musician on air, so make sure to tune in.

[Photos Courtesy of Jason Merritt and Frazer Harrison/Getty Image & Ryan Adams/Instagram]