Very clever, Ryan Adams.
Take one of the world’s biggest pop albums (featuring some of the world’s biggest pop singles) from the last few years, strip them back, lay them bare and put your own haunting guitar-based spin on it.
Yes, the American singer songwriter has gone and done a entire cover album of Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’, including those big hits ‘Blank Space’, ‘Wildest Dream’, ‘Style’ and the inimitable ‘Shake It Off’.
They’re all so different, but they all work as changed up, stripped back singer-songwriter numbers, proving without a doubt that each of the songs on Taylor’s original album are all rather brilliant at their heart.
The album is available digitally now, with a physical edition to follow in the months ahead.