Damon Albarn has apologized to Taylor Swift. “I apologize unreservedly,” the Gorillaz frontman shared, after hinting in an interview that the pop star doesn’t write his songs.
A bomb dropped earlier this week during an interview with the Los Angeles Times. Reacting to the comments of the journalist who praised the talents of composer of Taylor Swift, the leader of Gorillaz had then declared “She does not write her own songs”, comparing her to Billie Eilish and her brother, whom Damon Albarn considers “authors -really interesting composers”. A little phrase that did not go unnoticed by Taylor Swift. The American artist did not fail to reply.
The scathing response from the American
In a tweet, the pop star bluntly cropped Damon Albarn. “I was such a fan of you until I saw this,” shared the “You need to calm down” singer, before dotting the “i’s.” “I write ALL my own songs. Your hot reaction is completely wrong and SO damaging. You don’t have to like my songs but it’s really shitty trying to discredit my songwriting,” the artist concluded, adding wryly, “PS I wrote this tweet by myself in case you you would ask the question”.
@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
A scathing reaction to which Damon Albarn responded by apologizing, recalling the context of this awkward sentence. ” I totally agree with you. I had a conversation about songwriting and unfortunately it boiled down to a clickbait,” the Blur frontman explained, before making his mea culpa. “I apologize unreservedly and unconditionally. The last thing I want to do is discredit your composition. I hope you understand,” continued the British artist.
It remains to be seen whether his arguments will succeed in convincing the interpreter of “Shake it off”, accustomed to holding the first place in the American charts.