‘Taylor Swift Doesn’t Write Her Own Songs’
During an interview with Los Angeles Times on Sunday, Albarn had claimed that Swift only co-writes her songs, arguing that “such doesn’t count.”
He said, “She (Taylor Swift) doesn’t write her own songs. That (co-writing songs) doesn’t count. I know what co-writing is. 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. Doesn’t mean that the outcome can’t be really great.”
Reacting on her Twitter page, Swift called out Albarn for trying to “discredit” her craft, noting that his comment “is completely false and so damaging” because she writes all her songs.
She wrote, “@DamonAlbarn 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**ked up to try and discredit my writing. Wow.”
Damon Albarn Apologizes To Taylor Swift
Quoting her tweet, Albarn apologized to Swift over his remark, adding that his comments were not to discredit Swift’s songwriting ability.
He said, “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.”
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