The ‘Bad Blood’ singer Tayler Swift took to Twitter to call out to the 53-year-old musician, Damon Albarn, who in his most recent interview claimed that Taylor doesn’t write her songs instead she gets her chart-topping hits written by other people.
While in the interview with the LA Times, Albarn responded to the interviewer who called Swift “an excellent songwriter” by saying that “she doesn’t write her own songs. Co-writing is very different to writing”.
Later when the questioner stated that Swift as well co-writes her songs Damon began his answer by saying: “That 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.”
Damon also stated openly that he likes Billie Eilish’s work more as compared with Taylor’s music. Albarn also gave the reason why he prefers Billie Eilish, saying that she is a “really interesting songwriter”.
Albarn told the newspaper LA Times: “A really interesting songwriter is Billie Eilish and her brother. I’m more attracted to that than to Taylor Swift. It’s just darker – less endlessly upbeat. Way more minor and odd. I think she’s exceptional.”
Billie co-writes her songs with her brother and producer Finneas.
Merely just an hour went by after the excerpt from the interview was uploaded on the different social media platforms, the first woman to win the Grammy Album of the year award, came on Twitter to bash Damon’s false allegations.
She took it out on the social media platform: “@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***** up to try and discredit my writing. WOW.”
@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 fucked up to try and discredit my writing. WOW. https://t.co/t6GyXBU2Jd
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) January 24, 2022
On Monday night the ‘Shake It Off’ hit-maker, 32, overdramatically told the Folklore artist, 53, that his “hot take” is “completely false and SO damaging”.
PS I wrote this tweet all by myself in case you were wondering 😑
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) January 24, 2022
“PS I wrote this tweet all by myself in case you were wondering (sic)”
Taylor Swift never holds if any derogatory comments are made about her and she candidly expresses her thoughts if she is not happy with any comments made about her. She has had a number of arguments since bursting at the scenes of the music industry 15 years ago.
There was a swift backlash going on Twitter, including from Jack Antonoff, a producer, who has worked with Taylor comprehensively.
Antonoff, who is also friends with the award-winning star and also a collaborator, has put down Damon’s statements.
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. herb.
— jackantonoff (@jackantonoff) January 24, 2022
He wrote on his Twitter: “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. herb.”
“if you were there … cool … go off. if not … maybe …. shut the f*** up? (sic)”, he added.
The Blur star, Damon Albarn, has been facing the anger of the American since his interview with Los Angeles Times came out earlier this week. But Damon has now taken a subsequent U-turn on his previous comments and made an apology to Taylor, after an hour she tweeted about it.
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He stated on Twitter replying to Taylor’s tweet: “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.”
Looking at the history of the star; Albarn, this is not the first time he has triggered a controversy when it comes to disparaging pop stars. According to a source, he once called Adele “insecure” when they had some work done together on a music video that never came out for the public.
“It ended up being one of those ‘don’t meet your idol’ moments,” Adele later stated to Rolling Stone.
“And the saddest thing was that I was such a big Blur fan growing up. But it was sad, and I regret hanging out with him.”
Later on, Albarn denied any news of him calling her insecure, saying that the rumors were linked to someone eavesdropping on an exchange with a friend.
Much to everyone’s surprise Swift also contracted the backing of an unexpected fan, the president-elect of Chile, a well-known fan of her songs.
Gabriel Boric, 35, tweeted in English: “Here in Chile you have a huge group of supporters who knows that you write you[r] own songs from the heart. Don’t take seriously guys that need to insult or lie to get attention. Hugs from the south Taylor.”
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