Adams released his full '1989' covers album this week
On Monday (September 21), Adams released his full covers record of ‘1989’, which sees him covering the album in the style of The Smiths.
Both speaking on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show, the pair revealed that they have recorded together at Adams’ own PAX-AM studio. They also stated that they’d be open to collaborating again in the future.
Discussing the initial inspiration behind the project, Adams said, “I was going through a difficult time in my life and by the time Christmas rolled around, it was the first time I was back in L.A. during the holidays, alone, on my own”.
Swift added of the LP, “They’re not cover songs. They’re reimaginings of my songs, and you can tell that he was in a different place emotionally than I was. There’s this beautiful aching sadness and longing in this album that doesn’t exist in the original.”
Hear the full interview beneath.
Adams also revealed that he’s completed his next record, which will be a double album. The singer-songwriter described the release as “the most fragile thing” he’s done.
Listen to Ryan Adams’ cover of Taylor Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’ below.