To conclude his first week as host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah welcomed Ryan Adams for a performance of his 1989 covers album. However, as Noah explained in a pre-show interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Adams simply wasn’t booked for being music’s flavor du jour at the present moment.
“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 first performed “Bad Blood” for television. For the web, they did “Style” and “Blank Space”, and Adams also spoke briefly about the creation of the album. Watch all the clips below.