Swift is, without a doubt, one of the most popular singers in the world. She has given us several hits over the years and established herself as a great musician.
Swift, who is credited as a writer or co-writer on all her songs and who is listed as sole writer on her third album, Speak Now, addressed Albarn’s comments Monday on social media. Tagging him in a tweet, she 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—ed up to try and discredit my writing. WOW.”
She also admitted, however, that she does not write her own music, as Blur songwriter and frontman Damon Albarn asserted. Many people are confused by Damon’s remarks about Taylor. Is it true that she actually writes her own songs? Here’s what we know so far.
What Did Damon Albarn Say?
On January 23, 2022, the Los Angeles Times published an interview with Damon in which he discussed various artists.
“I don’t write my own songs,” Damon stated when Taylor was praised as a “very good songwriter.”
“It doesn’t count,” he added. “I know what co-writing is. Co-writing is not the same as creating. I’m not being critical of anyone; I’m just stating that there’s a significant difference between a songwriter and one who co-writes,” he said.
After stating that a vocalist’s work may be “really great” even if they don’t write the song, he added, “I’m more attracted to Billie Eilish and her brother as songwriters than I am to Taylor Swift.”
Does Taylor Swift Write Her Own Songs?
Taylor Swift had her say on the subject on Twitter shortly after learning about Damon’s allegations. The singer slammed Damon for his “false” claims and made it clear that she writes all of her own songs.
Blur’s Frontman Issues An Apology
After Taylor called Damon out for his “false” claims, he apologized to her through her initial tweet on Twitter.
“I totally agree with you. I had a discussion about songwriting, and it devolved into clickbait. I apologize unreservedly and unconditionally for this mistake. The last thing I would want to do is detract from your songwriting abilities. I hope you understand my position,” wrote Damon back.
However, some individuals have criticized Damon for his denial in the interview and highlighted that he had compared Taylor to Billie.