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Aaron Dessner Responds to Damon Albarn’s Comments on Taylor Swift: “You’re Clearly Completely Oblivious”

National’s Aaron Dessner, who co-produced Taylor Swift’s 2020 albums ‘Folklore’ and ‘Evermore’, has reacted to Damon Albarn’s suggestion that Swift not write her own songs.

in a new interview with Los Angeles TimesThe Blur & Gorillaz frontman stated that Swift’s co-writing approach contrasted with her “traditionalist” approach on songwriting. When it was suggested to her that Swift was an “outstanding songwriter”, she claimed that she did not write her own songs.

“It doesn’t count. I know what co-writing is. Co-writing is very different from writing,” said Albarn. “I’m not hating on anyone, I’m just saying that a songwriter and There’s a big difference between a songwriter who co-writes. That doesn’t mean the result can’t be really great.”

Earlier today (January 25), Dessner said he was “not sure” why Albarn would attempt to “discredit Taylor’s brilliant songwriting”.

“As someone who has gotten the press record around… your statements couldn’t be further from the truth,” he continued. “You are obviously completely unaware of his actual writing and work process.”

In addition to co-producing “Folklore” and “Evermore,” Dessner also co-produced several bonus “From the Vault” tracks that appeared on Swift’s re-recorded versions of “Fearless” and “Red” last year. Did.

In March, Dessner credited Swift for “restoring” Swift after ‘Folklore’ won a Grammy for album of the year. [his] Belief in Music”.

Swift herself responded to Albarn’s comments on Twitter, writing: “I write all my songs myself. Your hot take is completely false and so damning. You don’t have to like my songs, but my writing Trying to defame is really messy. Excellent.”

Jack Antonoff, who has collaborated with Swift on all of her albums from 2014’s ‘1989’ to last year’s ‘Red (Taylor’s Version)’, also defended the singer-songwriter in response to Albarn’s comments.

He tweeted, “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 the songs Taylor wrote.” “If you were there… great… go away. If not… maybe… stop the bullshit?”

Albarn has since apologized to Swift on Twitter, saying that her words in the interview were limited to “clickbait.” “I completely agree with you. I had a conversation about songwriting and sadly it was reduced to clickbait,” he said.

“I apologize unconditionally and unconditionally. The last thing I want to do is be careful with your songwriting. I hope you understand.”

Albarn was speaking to the publication ahead of his concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles tonight (January 24). He is set to play a string section with a career-spanning set of songs from his new album and some older material on the piano.

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