Taylor Swift fires back at Blur’s Damon Albarn for his shocking comment towards her
Not everyone may like the songs and music created by Taylor Swift. But we have to agree that that this American singer-songwriter is the reigning queen of the industry. She is talented and there is hardly anyone who hasn’t heard of her.
And when musician Damon Albarn passed a comment regarding Swift’s song-writing capabilities, the 11-time Grammy Award winner slammed Albarn on Twitter.
Taylor said she was a big fan of Damon’s until this particular incident. She added that she writes all of her own songs and called his statement entirely false and damaging. The singer posted this tweet while tagging Albarn’s account.
@DamonAlbarn 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. You don’t have to like my songs but it’s really fucked up to try and discredit my writing. WOW. https://t.co/t6GyXBU2Jd
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) January 24, 2022
The All too well singer also mentioned in the tweet that Damon didn’t have to like her songs. But it’s really messed up to try and discredit her writing.
Albarn’s thoughts on Taylor’s songwriting skills.
Taylor’s tweet was in response to an interview between Los Angeles Times and Albarn. During the interview, when writer Mikael Wood asked the Blur member about his opinion on modern musicians while mentioning that Swift is a brilliant songwriter.
Albarn also spills his thoughts on some of today's chart-topping music artists.
"I think she’s exceptional."
"She doesn’t write her own songs."https://t.co/4Obt2Fjpoi
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) January 24, 2022
Albarn replied that Taylo doesn’t write her own songs. When Wood further insisted that Taylor co-wrote some of her songs, the “Stylo” singer replied that there is a major difference between writing and co-writing.
Swifties come forward in support
Taylor Swift’s fans have always supported her throughout and this situation wasn’t any different. Her fans came forward and #TaylorWritesHerOwnSongs started trending on Twitter.
Record producer Jack Antonoff, who worked with Taylor on her albums Folklore and 1989, defended her as well.
i’ve never met damon albarn and he’s never been to my studio but apparently he knows more than the rest of us about all those songs taylor writes and brings in. herb.
— jackantonoff (@jackantonoff) January 24, 2022
You can not like Taylor Swift's music, but discrediting her talents will always make you look dumb.
— Alex Goldschmidt (@alexandergold) January 24, 2022
Taylor Swift standing up for herself is my favorite song
— Adri 💘 (@adrienchanted) January 24, 2022
Albarn later on apologized and replied to the Blank Space singer’s tweet saying that he had no intention of discrediting her song writing and that his discussion regarding song writing was reduced to clickbait.
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
Taylor Swift is the only solo woman artist who has won Album of the Year award in the Grammys three times for her music.