Taylor Swift, Aaron Dessner, and Jack Antonoff all labored collectively to make Swift’s critically-acclaimed albums folklore and evermore. After Damon Albarn claimed that Swift “doesn’t write her personal songs” in an interview with the Los Angeles Occasions, Antonoff and Dessner had been fast to return to her protection.
What Damon Albarn mentioned about Taylor Swift
The Los Angeles Occasions revealed an interview with Albarn on Jan. 23. In the course of the interview, Albarn claimed that Swift “doesn’t write her personal songs.”
The Blur member expanded on this thought, saying:
“That doesn’t rely. I do know what co-writing is. Co-writing may be very totally different to writing. I’m not hating on anyone, I’m simply saying there’s an enormous distinction between a songwriter and a songwriter who co-writes. Doesn’t imply that the end result can’t be actually nice. And a few of the best singers — I imply, Ella Fitzgerald by no means wrote a track in her life. After I sing, I’ve to shut my eyes and simply be in there. I suppose I’m a traditionalist in that sense. A very fascinating songwriter is Billie Eilish and her brother. I’m extra interested in that than to Taylor Swift. It’s simply darker — much less endlessly upbeat. Far more minor and odd. I feel she’s distinctive.”
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Aaron Dessner and Jack Antonoff defended Taylor Swift
After the interview with the Los Angeles Occasions was revealed, a number of celebrities and musicians got here to Swift’s protection. Dessner and Antonoff each incessantly collaborate with Swift, and so they every issued their very own statements on the controversy.
“Undecided why you @Damonalbarn would attempt to discredit Taylor’s sensible songwriting however as somebody who has gotten to press report round her …your statements couldn’t be farther from the reality…you’re clearly fully clueless as to her precise writing and work course of,” Dessner tweeted.
Antonoff wrote two tweets in protection of Swift.
“i’ve by no means met damon albarn and he’s by no means been to my studio however apparently he is aware of greater than the remainder of us about all these songs taylor writes and brings in. herb,” Antonoff wrote within the first tweet.
Within the second tweet, Antonoff wrote, “when you had been there … cool … go off. if not … perhaps …. shut the f*** up?”
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Taylor Swift additionally responded to Damon Albarn
On Jan. 24, Swift posted her personal response to Albarn’s interview feedback.
“@DamonAlbarn I used to be such an enormous fan of yours till I noticed this. I write ALL of my very own songs. Your sizzling take is totally false and SO damaging. You don’t have to love my songs however it’s actually f***** as much as try to discredit my writing. WOW,” Swift wrote on Twitter.
In a second tweet, Swift wrote, “PS I wrote this tweet all on my own in case you had been questioning.”
After Swift tweeted this, Albarn issued an apology to the singer-songwriter on Twitter.
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