She’s never getting a better review than this!
But judging by his latest praise of the Wildest Dreams singer, it sounds like he may actually be the biggest Swiftie of all time!
In a recent interview, Ryan admitted that he was inspired to recreate her fifth studio album because her work reminded him of a certain English bard, saying:
“[Covering 1989 was like] being in Ghostbusters or something, and then all of a sudden I have to go do Shakespeare.”
That’s a tad self-deprecating from a guy who has 15 of his own albums, but we’re sure Tay Tay loves the compliment!
The former Whiskeytown frontman went on to applaud the 25-year-old’s songwriting skills, saying:
“The first time I heard [White Horse] I got chills head to toe. I remember feeling shocked by her voice, shocked at how clean that song was. I like stuff that sort of penetrates through my regular consciousness and hits me where I’m not looking. That’s usually stuff that’s a little darker.”
We’ll still have to wait until the Grammys to see if Ryan’s high praise remains if Taylor happens to beat him out with her original version of 1989, but we’re just happy to have gotten two AH-Mazing albums out of this!
Do U think Taylor shares some similar qualities with Shakespeare??