Adams compares Swift to Shakespeare

LOS ANGELES: American singer Ryan Adams, who earlier put out an album filled with his covers of songs from Taylor Swift’s hit album 1989, has compared the pop star to William Shakespeare, saying her lyrics have struck him as incredibly deep for almost a decade now.

Talking about the making of the covers album, which is also titled 1989, Adams said that the transition from working on his own material to recording Swift’s songs was like “being in Ghostbusters or something, and then all of a sudden I have to go do Shakespeare”.

“Well, look, those songs are popular for a reason. She’s a popular artiste for a reason,” Adams said.

Adams said, he had been a long-time fan of Swift and his 1989 was result of his love of her music.