To cap off his first week as host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah welcomed Ryan Adams for a performance of his covers album of 1989. Noah explained in a pre-show interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the singer-songwriter was not booked for being music’s flavor du jour currently.
“He took Taylor Swift and… remade that to much acclaim and has done exceptionally well, and I really appreciate that … He’s done in essence what we’ve done here—he’s taken something that was loved by many, cherished by many, and has created a new version of it for himself. And people have gone, ‘Wow, this is amazing. We can still like Taylor Swift but we can also like Ryan Adams’ 1989.”
Adams and his band performed “Bad Blood” first for television. For the web, they played “Style” and “Blank Space,” and Adams spoke briefly about how the album was created. Watch all the clips here.