Entertainment Music Ryan Adams releases cover of Taylor Swift’s 1989

Ryan Adams releases cover of Taylor Swift’s 1989

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Ryan Adams may not have the same blonde, windswept locks, but it seems he does have a similar musical taste to pop star Taylor Swift.

And he may now have the same flock of fans after releasing his alt-rock version of 1989, Swift’s highly successful 2014 album-release.

Adams released his version of the album via online music stories overnight, with fans loving the Bruce Springsteen-type approach to her hit songs.

Ryan Adams versions of Taylor Swift's songs are earning him new fans. Getty
Ryan Adams’ versions of Taylor Swift’s songs are earning him new fans. Getty

He has reworked some of Swift’s most successful pop-songs as dreamy ballads.

The idea for the cover album came after the eccentric singer-songwriter obsessively listened to it while on tour, after separating from wife Mandy Moore.

“I was listening to that record and thinking, ‘I hear more’,” he told a music magazine.

“Not that there was anything missing. I would just think about the sentiments in the songs and the configurations.”

Far from being annoyed, Swift has quickly become a supporter of the new version of her album saying it was “surreal and dreamlike” that he had chosen to cover her record.

Especially since Adams was a major influence on her own song writing.

While some critics have panned the album, fans of Adams and Swift have come out in support on Twitter.

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