Ryan Adams appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live Monday night (Oct. 19) to perform his rendition of Taylor Swift's "Welcome to New York," taken from his recent cover of the pop songstress' latest album 1989.
The particular song is a fitting choice considering Kimmel's late night show is currently occupying a temporary residency in Brooklyn far from its regular home in Los Angeles, according to Pitchfork. This would mark the second time the rocker has appeared on late night TV, his first appearance of which was during the first week of the new The Daily Show now hosted by Trevor Noah earlier this month where he performed his versions of "Bad Blood," "Style" and "Blank Space" for the studio audience.
Swift and Adams recently sat down for a friendly chat in the form of a video interview to discuss their songwriting process, including how they tackled 1989 in particular, as well as many other things.
The pop icon elaborated on her opinion of the cover album, stating "You know when actors say a line, they say a sentence, but they say it with different emphasis on different words and they completely change it? That's what you did with my album." When discussing her own songwriting process, she stated "When I'm like pre-writing, which I'm always doing, like right now I'm not making an album. But, if I get an idea that I think is like a cool observation and it's a cool lyric thing, I type it into this endless notepad on my phone."
Taylor Swift will continue her 1989 World Tour in the U.S. until the end of October before heading abroad, first to Singapore, then to China and Australia. Adams will release his 1989 covers album on vinyl this December. He is also slated to perform at this year's Bridge School Benefit Concert to take place October 24-25 in Mountain View, California.