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Taylor Swift on Ryan Adams’ ‘1989’ Covers Album: ‘This Is Going to Be Something Really Special’

Excitement keeps building for this thing

Update 2: Ryan Adams tweeted late last night that his 1989 covers album is officially done. Prepare yourselves.

Update: Ryan Adams has posted an update regarding his Taylor Swift 1989 covers project. According to Twitter, it sounds like we might get to hear something new — maybe something more than a snippet? — “VSOON.” (Maybe this week?) Anyway, before we get too ahead of ourselves, here’s what Adams wrote:

Taylor Swift Gets Clean, Hits Reset on New Album '1989'
It takes all of about two measures to begin to get a sense of how much of a departure 1989 is for Taylor Swift

It’s safe to say that if you’re a regular reader of this site, you’ve been waiting anxiously as Ryan Adams teases snippet after snippet (“Bad Blood,” “All You Had to Do Was Stay,” “Shake It Off,” “Blank Space,” “Style,” and “Wildest Dreams”) of his upcoming full-length album covering the entirety of Taylor Swift’s 2014 smash, 1989. Now Swift herself has issued an excited statement about the project to Entertainment Weekly, and it seems she’s as totally onboard as SPIN is.

“Ryan Adams is one of the artists who shaped my songwriting,” Swift tells 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. When I first heard that Ryan was going to be covering my entire album, I couldn’t believe it. It’s such an honor that he would want to take my stories and lyrics and give them a new life. He’s gotten some of the best musicians together to record this album and if the clips he’s released are any indication, this is going to be something really special.”

There’s still no telling when Adams’ version of 1989 is coming, but stay tuned.