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Ryan Adams has covered a Tegan and Sara classic

04 October 2017, 15:14 | Written by Laurence Day

Ryan Adams' cover of "Back In Your Head" is the latest taste of Tegan and Sara's The Con X: Covers record.

Adams' driving rendition follows hot on the heels of Chvrches twist on "Call It Off". This is far from the first time he's taken big pop numbers into a new dimension - he's actually a seasoned vet when it comes to this kinda thing - and obviously he makes it great. It's very different, but great nonetheless.

Shura, Bleachers, MUNA, Shamir, Trashique (Grimes and Hana), CHVRCHES, Paramore's Hayley Williams, Kelly Lee Owens, Mykki Blanco, Ryan Adams, Cyndi freaking Lauper, and more are involved in the 18-track covers record, which celebrates a decade of Tegan and Sara's The Con. It's out 20 October (22 December on vinyl), with all proceeds being donated to The Tegan and Sara Foundation.

Tegan and Sara's latest record Love You To Death was released last year.


  1. Ruth B. – I Was Married
  2. MUNA – Relief Next to Me
  3. Shura – The Con
  4. Mykki Blanco – Knife Going In
  5. PVRIS – Are You Ten Years Ago
  6. Ryan Adams – Back in Your Head
  7. City and Colour – Hop a Plane
  8. Kelly Lee Owens – Soil, Soil
  9. Bleachers – Burn Your Life Down
  10. Hayley Williams of Paramore – Nineteen
  11. Sara Bareilles – Floorplan
  12. Shamir – Like O, Like H
  13. Trashique (GRIMES X HANA) – Dark Come Soon
  14. CHVRCHES – Call it Off
  15. Cyndi Lauper – Back in Your Head (Bonus Track)
  16. Bleached – One Second (Bonus Track)
  17. Vivek Shraya – I Take All the Blame (Bonus Track)
  18. Tegan and Sara – Miami Still (Bonus Track Demo)
Read Pop Will Set Us Free, our Longread feature by Shura about the queerness and freeing power of pop.
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