The two chat about their songwriting craft, the method of overcoming writer’s block and Adams’ 1989 cover album.

Ryan Adams Interviews Taylor Swift

If you thought the 1989 wave was settling, think again.

We’re quickly approaching Taylor Swift’s one-year anniversary of the 1989 album release, and the “Wildest Dreams” singer won’t let you forget it.

Swift recently teamed up with the Grammy Pro for a sit-down discussion regarding the record’s creation process, detailing how she made songs like “Shake It Off,” “Blank Space,” “I Know Places” and “Out Of The Woods.” Today (Oct. 19), Swift maps out another chat to gab about her massive 1989 catalogue, this time with Ryan Adams, who put forth a Swift-approved cover album several weeks ago.

The two discuss their songwriting craft, the method of overcoming writer’s block and Adams’ dreamy re-working of one of the decade’s most successful pop albums.

“You know when actors say a line, they say a sentence, but they say it with different emphasis on different words and they completely change it? That’s what you did with my album,” Swift tells Adams of his 1989. “When you take a song like ‘All You Had to Do Was Stay,’ my version of it is [hair flip] ‘All you had to do was stay. Sorry about it. I don’t miss you, but now you’re back.’ Yours is like, ‘All you had to do was stay. You broke my heart. That’s all you had to do.'”

And on that pesky writer’s block, Adams says “Whenever I’m stuck when I’m writing, I can just put a Smiths record on and, it’s kind of like if my songwriting was like an iPhone, it recharges it in five minutes. It’s because there’s all these question marks in it; it’s very foreign to me and it’s always going to make me want to go and play guitar.”

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Via Rolling Stone

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