Ryan Adams says Taylor Swift ‘1989’ cover album has reached ‘finish line’

The singer-songwriter is mixing and mastering the album this week

Ryan Adams has told fans his full cover album of Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ is at the ‘finish line’ and will be mixed and mastered this week.

Adams announced that he would be recording the cover version at the start of August. He has documented his progress via social media, posting various behind the scenes video clips and photos.

On Tuesday (August 25), Adams posted a clip of 1989 track ‘This Love’ alongside the caption “Finish Line.” At the start of the week he also confirmed the news fans had been waiting for, writing “The @taylorswift13 #1989 update people been asking for is, it will have a final mix and master this week. : ) VSOON!”

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Adams has already shared previews of ‘Welcome To New York’, ‘Bad Blood’, ‘All You Had To Do Was Stay’, ‘Out Of The Woods’, ‘Wildest Dreams’ and ‘Shake It Off’.

Upon hearing about the record, Swift expressed her excitement, saying that she would “pass out.” Later adding: “not gonna be able to sleep tonight or ever again and I’m going to celebrate today every year as a holiday”.

Now in a statement released to Entertainment Weekly, she reaffirmed that enthusiasm, saying she expects the record to be “something really special”.

“Ryan Adams is one of the artists who shaped my songwriting,” Swift told the magazine. “My favorite part of his style of creating music is his ability to bleed aching vulnerability into it, and that’s what he’s done with his cover project of my album 1989.”