Taylor Swift, Ryan Adams Talk ‘1989’ Covers Album

By Radio.com Staff

Ryan Adams and Taylor Swift appeared on Beats 1 this afternoon (Sept 21) to discuss Adam’s full album cover of Swift’s 1989.

Adams explained that the songs of 1989 spoke to him on an level similar to those of The Smiths. “You could kind of hear people going, ‘Is this [1989] a dance record? Is this a retro ’80s record’ But I was hearing all the emotional content here and becoming curious about it.”

Related: Hear Ryan Adams Cover Taylor Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’

Swift, who had previously expressed her excitement and support for the project, was impressed with the final result. “The album is absolutely gorgeous and you can tell it was something well thought-out and conceptualized, not just thrown together,” she told Lowe.

“What struck me immediately is that they’re not just cover songs, they’re re-imaginings of my songs. He was in a different place emotionally than where I was when I wrote them. There’s this beautiful aching sadness in this album that doesn’t exist on the original.”

Asked if she had a favorite on the album Swift declared a tie between “Blank Space” and “How You Get the Girl”.

Check out “How You Get The Girl” above. You can stream the full recording today at Adams’ youtube page.

Adams and Swift agreed they were open to working together again, and performing live together, though currently there are no plans to do so.

Adams also revealed that he has already completed work on his next project- which will be a double LP.



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