Damon Albarn

Damon AlbarnDamon Albarn has  apologised to Taylor  Swift  on Twitter: “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.”

The recent interview in the LA Times saw Damon Albarn saying that Taylor Swift was one of those  modern artists who hide behind “sound and attitude”. When the interviewer pointed out that Swift writes or co-writes all of her songs, Albarn responded: “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.” has blown up into a massive internet storm. Even the president of Chile piled in on the off the cuff moment that doesn’t quite say that Taylor Swift doesn’t write her own songs…

Taylor Swift herself  criticised the lead singer of Blur and later of Gorillaz and responded on Twitter:

‘I was such a big fan of yours until I saw this,’ Swift tweeted on Monday. ‘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. PS I wrote this tweet all by myself in case you were wondering,’

In the interview Albarn said that he prefers Billie Eilish, who he called a “really interesting songwriter. 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.”

Eilish co-writes her songs with her brother, producer Finneas.

When the interviewer said that Swift co-writes her music, Albarn responded: “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.”

Typically of a 2021 twitter row it isn’t really about what was actually said but throws up an interesting few side angles –

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