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Ryan Adams is covering Taylor Swift's '1989'

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Taylor Swift’s “Welcome to New York” is a bit peppy — so Ryan Adams is bringing its happiness level down a notch: The musician posted a series of Instagram videos Wednesday night announcing that he’s covering Swift’s 1989 in the style of The Smiths. 

“Guaranteed saddest version of Welcome to New York ever,” he captioned one photo, “or your tears back.”

When Swift caught wind of the news, she flipped (understandably).

This isn’t the first time Adams has played around with covers: Back in 2002, he told NME that he covered The Strokes’ Is This It  “as a blues record,” and his 2004 rendition of Oasis’ “Wonderwall” remains one of his more well-known tracks.

But Adams didn’t specify any plans of releasing the 1989 covers, though he did post a snippet of their Bruce Springsteen-style “Welcome to New York” on his Instagram. Listen to that (and see his other photos from the recording session) below. 

#1989 Welcome to New York Way fun w the gang down at PaxAm.

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Taylor Swift 1989 full album cover night 1. As played by the Smiths. W @totally_tod @cstavish @natelotz

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Guaranteed saddest version of Welcome to New York ever – or your tears back

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#2 Blank Space… Deep end smiths vibe

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Totally Tod being Totally Tod Halen @totally_tod 4 Totally Tod #1989

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#Style

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Taking a pinball break #1989 Then synth on Blank Space/ Style

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