Taylor Swift Slams Damon Albarn’s Claim She Doesn’t Write Her Songs
Not here for that. Taylor Swift set the clocks after the musician Damon Alban claimed she was not considered a songwriter because she co-wrote his hit songs.
“I was such a fan of yours until I saw this. I write ALL my own songs. Your hot take is completely wrong and SO damaging. You don’t have to like my songs, but you don’t have to like my songs. really crazy to try and discredit my writing. WOW,” Swift, 32, tweeted on Monday, January 24 in response to comments from Albarn, 53. “PS I wrote this tweet by myself in case you were wondering.”
The Blur bandmate initially made headlines saying that Swift “doesn’t write her own songs” because other songwriters are credited as well.
“That doesn’t count. I know what co-writing is. Co-writing is very different from writing,” the England native explained during an interview with the Los Angeles Times Sunday January 23. “I don’t hate anyone, I’m just saying there’s a big difference between a songwriter and a songwriter who co-writes. That’s not to say the result can’t be really awesome.
He continued: “And some of the greatest singers – I mean, Ella Fitzgerald never wrote a song in her life. When I sing, I have to close my eyes and be there. I guess I’m a traditionalist in A really interesting songwriter is Billie Eilish and his brother. I’m more attracted to that than to Taylor Swift. It’s just darker – less endlessly optimistic. Much more minor and weird. I think she is exceptional.
Shortly after Swift called out Albarn’s comments, the record producer issued an apology.
“I totally agree with you. I had a songwriting conversation and sadly it boiled down to a clickbait,” he tweeted. condition. The last thing I want to do is discredit your composition. I hope you understand.”
the miss american The star’s public clapback comes as she is currently re-recording all of her old albums. Swift has announced plans to reinvent her past tracks after her masters sell out.
In June 2019, brown scooter paid over $300 million to acquire Big Machine Label, which made him the owner of the singer’s master recordings from 2005 to 2018.
The Pennsylvania native noted that she tried to buy out her masters before Braun, 40, sold the rights to an investment firm.
“For the past year, I have been actively trying to regain possession of my master recordings,” said the Valentine’s day the actress wrote via Twitter in November 2020. “With this goal in mind, my team attempted to enter into negotiations with Scooter Braun. The Scooter team wanted me to sign an ironclad NDA stating that I would never say another word about Scooter Braun again unless it was positive, before we could even look at BMLG’s financial records (which is still the first step in a purchase of this nature). So I would have to sign a document that would shut me down before I could even bid on my own work.
Braun, for her part, broke her silence on her tumultuous relationship with Swift and her history with her music.
“I regret and it makes me sad that Taylor had this reaction to the deal,” he said. Variety in June 2021. “Everything that happened was very confusing and not based on anything factual. I don’t know what story he was told. I asked her several times to sit with me, but she refused. I offered to resell the catalog to him and went under NDA, but his team refused. It all seems very unfortunate. Open communication is important and can lead to understanding. She and I have only met briefly three or four times in the past, and all of our interactions were really friendly and kind. I think she’s an incredibly talented artist and I wish her nothing but the best.
Since then, Swift has released Fearless (Taylor version) in April 2021. At the end of last year, Red (Taylor’s version) was revamped, an album inspired by his short-lived romance with Jake Gyllenhaal. Fans continued to speculate which previous project Swift will re-record next.