She rules the pop kingdom, he’s indie rock’s cool older brother. They came from different worlds, but the music brought them together. Specifically, Taylor Swift’s unstoppable 1989, which has sold over 8.6 million copies worldwide to date.
1989 has taken on a life of its own, uniting people of all ages, colors and musical backgrounds with its collection of infectiously cheerful ditties and sassy one-liners. From “Shake It Off” to “Bad Blood” to “Blank Space,” there’s no denying: ’tis the season of ‘Starbucks lovers.’
While Taylor Swift constantly rolls with a rotating #girlgang, independent women aren’t the only members of Swift’s tribe. Ryan Adams, a self-professed Swiftie, covered the entirety of 1989 in his Ryan Adams way: slowing the songs down and breathing heartbreak, loss and longing into the verses. Something Taylor Swift emphatically points out in their interview.
Of all the media publications, men’s style magazine GQ had the brilliant idea to bring these two together to discuss 1989, how songs just come to them in their dreams, sourcing inspiration from The Smith’s and John Hughes films, and the fickleness of Siri.
Will a Taylor Swift and Ryan Adams collab be next?