Dozens of celebrities have come out in help of Taylor Swift after Blur frontman Damon Albarn made some dismissive feedback concerning the artist’s songwriting skills. The newest Swift-supporter? Nation music legend Dolly Parton.
Albarn Claims Swift ‘Doesn’t Write Her Personal Songs’
Albarn lately sat down for an interview with the L.A. Occasions and, when the interviewer requested him about Swift, he responded “She doesn’t write her personal songs.” When the journalist restated that she is a songwriter and that she co-writes with others, Albarn doubled down.
“That doesn’t rely,” he responded. “I do know what co-writing is. Co-writing could be very totally different to writing. I’m not hating on anyone. I’m simply saying there’s a giant distinction between a songwriter and a songwriter who co-writes.”
Many discovered his feedback about co-writing complicated, particularly as a result of in the identical interview, he lauded pop star Billie Eilish’s music, who co-writes together with her brother Finneas O’Connell.
It’s no shock, Swift took concern with Alborn’s statements about her music. “I used to be such a giant fan of yours till I noticed this [interview,]” the pop star tweeted. I write ALL of my very own songs. Your sizzling take is totally false and SO damaging. You don’t have to love my songs however it’s actually [f’ed] as much as attempt to discredit my writing. WOW.”
Parton Exhibits Assist For Swift: ‘She’s A Nice Author’
Tons of fellow musicians and writers have expressed their help for Swift, sharing private tales about working with the singer and admiring her craft — together with Parton. “I don’t care what different individuals say about my songs,” the icon advised Hollywood Life. “However with Taylor, she’s an important author — with or with out anyone.”
Referring to Alborn’s remark that co-writing “doesn’t rely,” Parton stated, “It’s not true. Once you co-write a tune, you’re employed simply as exhausting. Generally you’re employed tougher with a co-writer since you need to you’ll want to do your half.” Parton shared that, whereas she doesn’t co-write typically due to the private nature of her songs, she respects those that do.
Parton doesn’t like to leap into the fray, however she is going to when she appears like she wants to talk up. “I don’t like to guage different individuals and their issues,” she shared, “however when all that stuff that occurs, like with Britney Spears — once they get [wrapped up in] controversy like that, it’s a must to sort of rise up for your self.”
Alborn has since apologized to Swift, tweeting, “I had a dialog about songwriting and sadly it was diminished to clickbait. I apologize unreservedly and unconditionally. The very last thing I’d need to do is discredit your songwriting.”
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