Taylor Swift is known for writing her own songs but when Damon Albarn of Gorillaz claimed in a recent interview that she doesn’t, well the songstress couldn’t stop herself from clapping back at him.
Albarn, who’s famous for being the frontman of the band Blur, told the Los Angeles Times during his interview with Mikael Wood, that Swift co-writing her songs “doesn’t count”.
On Monday, the singer fired back at him on Twitter by writing, “@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 f–ked up to try and discredit my writing. WOW.”
The multi-awarded singer added, “PS I wrote this tweet all by myself in case you were wondering.”
According to the interview, Albarn told Wood, “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. Doesn’t mean that the outcome can’t be really great… I suppose I’m a traditionalist in that sense.”
The 53-year-old musician also mentioned that he prefers Billie Eilish over Swift. He said, “A really interesting songwriter is Billie Eilish and her brother. 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.”
Swift has written many songs and also worked with other musicians on numerous collabs throughout her singing career. Swifties were also quick to point out that she wrote all the songs on her album “Speak Now”, in 2010. She was only 19 then.
A Twitter user wrote, “Taylor Swift didn’t write the entirety of speak now at 19 for someone to say this.”
Another joked, “Speak now promo went crazy. Taylor even got some random man to discredit her so the era can be authentic. Genius work.” The user was referring to the theory that the pop star’s next “Taylor’s Version” album will include a re-recording of “Speak Now”.
As fans may recall, Swift and music industry executive Scooter Braun got into a feud regarding her master recordings. Presently, the singer is re-recording her first six studio albums, recreating her versions of the songs.