Ryan Adams has been consistently sharing previews of his 1989 cover album since he announced the project earlier this month, and the latest track he’s previewed for us is a rootsy version of “Shake It Off,” a far departure from the pop bombast of the original. Bright Eyes affiliate and composer Nate Walcott played piano and helped to arrange this one, which ended up being mixed on the one-year anniversary of the release of “Shake It Off” and the beginning of the whole 1989 rollout. (It’s been so long!) Check out the preview below.
— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) August 19, 2015
One year ago today, 'Shake It Off' was released and I told you my album would be called 1989. Just…. Thank you. For everything.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) August 18, 2015