Taylor Swift Responds To Damon Albarn’s ‘Damaging’ Claims About Her Songwriting
Famous pop singer Taylor Swift targeted Blur lead vocalist Damon Albarn’s comments about her songwriting in one of his latest interviews with the Los Angeles Times. Swift reminded him that she writes her own songs, and Albarn shared a post to respond to Swift on his official Twitter account.
Recently Damon Albarn spoke to pop music critic Mikael Wood during his Los Angeles Times interview and opened up many things regarding his career. He also expressed his views on contemporary pop musicians that hit the charts with their works. Even though Albarn found Billie Eilish ‘exceptional,’ he claimed that Taylor Swift doesn’t write her own songs after Wood stated that Swift is a very talented songwriter.
Albarn shared his ideas saying:
“That doesn’t count. I know what co-writing is. Co-writing is very different from 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.”
The singer defended his idea saying that she’s co-writer of her songs, so this doesn’t make her a remarkable and exceptional songwriter. However, Wood disagreed with this comment and continued to highlight that Taylor Swift is the only writer of her works and most have become best-sellers. After LA Times shared Albarn’s controversial words about Swift, she shared a tweet to criticize the singer saying that she was a big fan until now.
Taylor Swift said that she writes her songs and added that these false and damaging claims are not fair. She then joked about writing her own tweets too. In his recent tweet, Albarn apologized for his words about the famous singer and songwriter. He stated that he didn’t mean to harm her career, and a small part of his conversation was used as clickbait to draw more readers and encourage a feud between them. It’s not sure whether Swift will accept this apology or not, but it seems like her fans will hold a grudge.
Los Angeles Times’ tweet read:
“Albarn also spills his thoughts on some of today’s chart-topping music artists.
Billie Eilish? ‘I think she’s exceptional.’
Taylor Swift? ‘She doesn’t write her own songs.'”
Here’s what Taylor Swift wrote:
“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*cked up to try and discredit my writing. Wow.”
“PS I wrote this tweet all by myself, in case you were wondering.”
“I totally agree with you. I had a conversation about songwriting, and sadly it was reduced to clickbait. I apologize unreservedly and unconditionally. The last thing I would want to do is discredit your songwriting. I hope you understand.”
You can check out the tweets below.
PS I wrote this tweet all by myself in case you were wondering 😑
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) January 24, 2022
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. – Damon
— Damon Albarn (@Damonalbarn) January 24, 2022