Ryan Adams – “Bad Blood” (Taylor Swift Cover)
For weeks, Ryan Adams has been teasing us with short clips of his full-length cover album of Taylor Swift’s 1989. Today, he announced that album’s release date (Monday!) and shared the first song we’ve yet heard from it. Zane Lowe debuted Adams’ version of Swift’s massively bratty summer smash “Bad Blood” on Beats 1 Radio earlier today, and he’s turned it into a wounded, searching acoustic song. Just like the original, though, it will lodge itself in your head all day. Thankfully, he does not attempt any of the Kendrick Lamar verses from the song’s video version. We’ve already heard a clip of Adams’ version of the song, but you can hear the whole thing below.
The digital version of Adams’ 1989 is out 9/21. Lowe will interview Adams on the radio that morning, and he’ll also field a phone call from “a very special guest.” Gee, I wonder who that could be!