What happens when you take a spry young pop tart and add a dose of depression to the mix? You get Ryan Adams covering Taylor Swift, and the result is riveting. Ryan Adams chose to cover Taylor Swift’s entire 1989 album for sport, and he added some severe, missing soul to each song. Taylor recognized the addition and approved, saying, “They’re not cover songs. They’re reimaginings of my songs, and you can tell that he was in a different place emotionally than I was. There’s this beautiful aching sadness and longing in this album that doesn’t exist in the original.” It’s as if Ryan Adams lent Taylor Swift a peice of his soul and she lent him a flicker of happiness. Listen below.