Ruston Kelly’s Version of Taylor Swift’s ‘All Too Well’ Is Much Grittier [Listen]
Ruston Kelly has released a rendition of Taylor Swift's emotional, heart-wrenching track, "All Too Well," and it's a lot different than the original.
''All Too Well' is so in the most folk anthem confessional ballad type way it makes me want to scream into a haystack," Kelly noted on social media. "My extra sad whack at it is now available to stream/download."
Kelly initially debuted his first cover of the song this past March, Swift herself praised his recording, thanking him for "this unbelievable cover of 'All Too Well' and for your incredibly kind words about the song," she wrote on Instagram.
"All Too Well" is from Swift's 2012 Red album — her last country album before she transformed into a pop star.
The new cover is part of Kelly's upcoming album Dirt Emo Volume 1, which will be released Friday (Oct. 11).
“I don’t play country," Kelly shared of the project's genre. "This stuff is dirt emo. It’s like crying in a barn or angsting in your room with a banjo."
The eight-track EP will feature Kelly's spin on his favorite "emo" songs which also includes a collaboration with Dashboard Confessional frontman Chris Carrabba. Songs off the album included recorded versions, acoustic, and live renditions of the classic tracks.
Ruston Kelly's Dirt Emo Volume 1 Track Listing:
1. “Screaming Infidelities” feat. Chris Carrabba (originally by Dashboard Confessional)
2. “Teenage Dirtbag” [Live] (originally by Wheatus)
3. “At Your Funeral” (originally by Saves the Day)
4. “Dammit” (originally by Blink 182)
5. “All Too Well” (originally by Taylor Swift)
6. “Teenage Dirtbag” [Acoustic] (originally by Wheatus)
7. “Weeping Willow” (originally by The Carter Family)
8. “Helena” (originally by My Chemical Romance)
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