Not only did Tay kill the cover, but she also opened up to the mag, too. The singer-songwriter sat down with them to talk about her insane year, which has included that amazing album and genre-breaking risks.
"The biggest challenge this year actually was convincing members of my own team that this was a good call," she admitted. "I'd get called in front of a group of people who have known me and worked with me for years who'd say, 'Are you sure that you want call the album 1989? We think it's a weird title. Are you sure you want to put an album cover out that has less than half of your face on it? Are you positive that you want to take a genre that you've cemented yourself in and completely switch to a new one that you are a newcomer to?'"
"The biggest struggle kind of turned into the biggest triumph when it worked out," Taylor concluded of her team's doubts. But don't forget about all of that drama that came into play whenever she decided to ax Spotify.
"I didn't think that it would be shocking to anyone," she said. "With as many ways as artists are personalizing their musical distribution, it didn't occur to me that this would be anything that anyone would talk about. But I could never have expected so many text messages, emails, and phone calls from other artists, writers, and producers saying thank you."
Check out more of Taylor's interview with The Hollywood Reporter below. What do you think about her cover?