Taylor Swift slams Blur frontman over claim she doesn't write her own songs | Inquirer Entertainment

Taylor Swift slams Blur frontman over claim she doesn’t write her own songs

/ 12:45 PM January 25, 2022
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Image: Instagram/@damonalbarn, @taylorswift

Taylor Swift has asserted that she writes her own songs, after British band Blur’s lead singer Damon Albarn supposedly discredited her songwriting skills.

Swift’s statement came after Albarn answered a question regarding Swift’s songwriting, in an exclusive interview with Los Angeles Times last Sunday, Jan. 23.


“She doesn’t write her own songs,” he told the publication, to which the interviewer responded that Swift “co-writes” some of her songs.

“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,” Albarn replied.


Swift expressed her dismay on Albarn and his claim, stressing how it is “completely false and damaging,” as per her Twitter page today. Jan. 25. She addressed the issue while reposting an excerpt of the interview.

“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,” she said. “You don’t have to like my songs but it’s really fucked up to try and discredit my writing. WOW.”

The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter then continued with a sarcastic remark, referring to Albarn’s claim.

“[P.S.] I wrote this tweet all by myself in case you were wondering,” she added.


Albarn immediately apologized to Swift for his interview statement, as per his Twitter page, also today. The British musician pointed out that his whole conversation, where he said the statement, was “reduced to clickbait.”

“I totally agree with you. I had a conversation about songwriting and sadly it was reduced to clickbait. I [apologize] unreservedly and unconditionally,” he said. “The last thing I would want to do is discredit your songwriting. I hope you understand.”

Blur is one of the United Kingdom’s most influential rock bands, and is considered as one of Britpop’s “big four” from the 1990s, along with Oasis, Pulp and Suede. Albarn, known as Blur’s primary lyricist, is also the main songwriter and vocalist-founder of the Grammy and Brit award-winning virtual rock group Gorillaz.

Meanwhile, Swift recently hit the headlines after her 10-minute version of “All Too Well” took over Don McLean’s “American Pie” as the longest song of all time to be a number one hit. McLean then saluted Swift, who he referred to as a “great singer-songwriter.” JB


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