If you’re from a fading rock n roll generation, here’s maybe a way to make peace with today’s pop music scene. Just take Taylor Swift hits and hear them sung in the style of The Velvet Underground.
That’s what folk singer-songwriter J. Tillman — otherwise known as Father John Misty — did for us, perhaps inadvertently, when he recorded VU-style versions of “Blank Space” and “Welcome to New York.” Today, not coincidentally, marks the release of Ryan Adams’s own ballyhooed album that covers Taylor Swift’s 1989, which you can also hear down below.
Ryan Adams’ Covers
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