Watch Ryan Adams + Taylor Swift Talk ‘1989,’ Songwriting, the Smiths + More
In conjunction with her November GQ cover story, Taylor Swift sat down with Ryan Adams for an interview. The two artists touched on a variety of topics, one of which was, of course, Adams’ song-for-song covers album of Swift’s 1989.
“It’s like when actors say a line. They say a sentence, but they say it with different emphasis on different words and completely change it,” Swift said. “That’s what you did with my album.”
Adams and Swift also talked Siri, finding song inspiration in their dreams and their creative processes.
“Whenever I’m stuck when I’m writing, I could just put a Smiths record on, and it’s kind of like if my songwriting was an iPhone, it recharges it in, like, five minutes,” Adams noted. “There’s all these question marks in it. It’s very foreign to me, and it’s always gonna make me want to go and play guitar.”
Watch the entire exchange in the video at the top of the page.