Taylor Swift hits back at Damon Albarn after he claimed she does not write her own songs
By SEAMLESS DAILY
25 January 2022
Taylor Swift has called out Damon Albarn, lead singer of Blur and later of Gorillaz, on Twitter after the British musician told the LA Times she "doesn't write her own songs".
Multi-award winning singer Swift said the claims are "completely false" and described them as "damaging".
Taking to Twitter, the 32-year-old addressed Albarn saying : "I was such a big fan of yours until I saw this.
I write ALL of my own songs.
Your hot take is completely false and SO damaging.
"You don't have to like my songs but it ’ s really f***ed up to try and discredit my writing.
"PS I wrote this tweet all by myself in case you were wondering," she added.
when the interviewer pointed out that swift writes or co-writes all of her songs, with the 53-year-old replying : "co-writing is very different to writing.
"I'm not hating on anybody, I'm just saying there's a big difference between a songwriter and a songwriter who co-writes.
"When I sing, I have to close my eyes and just be in there.
"i suppose i'm a traditionalist in that sense."
Albarn went on to compare Swift to Grammy award-winning Billie Eilish, whose skills he said he was "more attracted to".
"A really interesting songwriter is Billie Eilish and her brother," Albarn said.
"I'm more attracted to that than to Taylor Swift.
"it's just darker- less endlessly upbeat.
he continued : 'way more minor and odd.
i think she's exceptional."
"i know what co-writing is.
after receiving backlash on social media, albarn later apologised, writing to swift on twitter : "i totally agree with you.
I had a conversation about songwriting and sadly it was reduced to clickbait.
I apologise unreservedly and unconditionally.
The last thing I would want to do is discredit your songwriting.
I hope you understand."
producer jack antonoff, who worked with swift on her albums lover, folklore and evermore, also weighed in on twitter on monday afternoon : "i 've never met damon albarn and he ’ s never been to my studio but apparently he knows more than the rest of us about all those songs taylor writes and brings in.
shut the fuck up ?"
'he said i was insecure, when i'm the least-insecure person i know.
'It ended up being one of those 'don't meet your idol' moments,' she said of Albarn's comments.
But it was sad, and I regret hanging out with him. ”
Doesn't mean that the outcome can't be really great,' he told the outlet.
Albarn later apologized, claiming his comment had been 'taken out of context and used as clickbait. '
Albarn reportedly called Adele 'very insecure' and her work as 'middle of the road' back in 2015, the Easy on Me author told the Rolling Stones.
The comments come after a new interview with Damon was promoted via the Los Angeles TimesTwitter account earlier in the evening.
After making the initial claim, the interviewer responded with : "Of course she does.
"That doesn't count," the Blur frontman hit back with.
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