Taylor Swift ready to ‘pass out’ after Ryan Adams covers her ‘1989’ album in style of The Smiths

Singer-songwriter has shared a preview of his 'Welcome To New York' cover

Taylor Swift has expressed her excitement at news that Ryan Adams is recording a covers album of her recent record ‘1989’.

The pop singer released ‘1989’ last October, spawning the hit singles ‘Shake It Off’, ‘Blank Space’, ‘Style’ and ‘Bad Blood’.

Adams, who also recently covered Foo Fighters live, revealed the news of his surprise project on Twitter, claiming that the record will be covered in the style of The Smiths. Adams later shared a snippet of his ‘Welcome To New York’ cover via Instagram (see below).

Adams has since covered ‘Out Of The Woods’ and ‘All You Had To Do Was Stay’.

Upon hearing the news, Swift stated 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”.

Listen to clips from the upcoming record and the aforementioned tweets below.

#1989 Welcome to New York Way fun w the gang down at PaxAm.

A video posted by Ryan Adams (@misterryanadams) on


Taylor Swift recently reacted angrily after being grabbed by a fan during a US gig. The incident happened during her ‘1989’ world tour date in Edmonton on Tuesday (August 4).

Footage showed Swift walking down the runway from the stage while performing ‘Bad Blood’ when a man reaches out and takes hold of her leg. She immediately moves away and gives an angry glare at the man responsible.

The Instagram user who uploaded the clip claimed security was “on hand right away” and that “Taylor carried on like a pro.”