Damon Albarn Apologized to Taylor Swift for Songwriting Comments
Damon Albarn has apologized to Taylor Swift for saying in an interview with The Los Angeles Times that she “doesn’t write her own songs.”
That upset Taylor Swift and she responded to the interview by tweeting, “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.”
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. – Damon
— Damon Albarn (@Damonalbarn) January 24, 2022
“I totally agree with you,” Albarn tweeted in response. “I had a conversation about songwriting and sadly it was reduced to clickbait. I apologize unreservedly and unconditionally. The last thing I would want to do is discredit your songwriting. I hope you understand.”
In the interview, he implied that modern artists relied on, “the sound and the attitude” of their music to make it popular, when writer Mikal Wood suggested that Swift didn’t fit that narrative, calling her an “excellent songwriter,” Albarn stated that she “doesn’t write her own songs,” when Wood insisted she did, sometimes with a co-writer, Albarn stated, “that doesn’t count.”
Read the full exchange between @mikaelwood and Damon Albarn ➡️ https://t.co/4Obt2Fjpoi pic.twitter.com/P42UbGhH73
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) January 24, 2022
Twitter had some thoughts.
#Swifties and music fans, alike came to her defense.
if it makes u feel any better i don’t know who this guy is but i have every single one of your lyrics burned into my brain
— Katelyn Thomas (@katelynthomas) January 24, 2022
“There are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame”. This right here 👏🏼 SAY IT LOUDER. We are so proud of you @taylorswift13 pic.twitter.com/UIyEjKlgi7
— tanya 💕✨ (@tanya1992x) January 24, 2022
Can confirm Taylor’s pen game is strong. pic.twitter.com/lSnDLrNMz1
— TIDAL (@TIDAL) January 25, 2022
And for all you doubters, I remind you of this grand era! #SpeakNow! Taylor wrote EVERY SINGLE SONG by herself. No co-writers. https://t.co/siVozlmR7n
— Perez (@ThePerezHilton) January 24, 2022
Your songs are written by Taylor Swift and he was ended by Taylor Swift.
— Alex Goldschmidt (@alexandergold) January 24, 2022