In case you missed it, there's a new beef among musicians. Damon Albarn of Blur, Gorillaz, etc., said that Taylor Swift "doesn't write her own songs."
Taylor tweeted her response promptly, writing:
"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 fu*ked up to try and discredit my writing. WOW."
Damon got Taylor in the mood, but this is not how things went.
Damon Albarn, who is not really keen about speaking to the media, responded to the tweet:
"I had a conversation about songwriting, and sadly, it was reduced to clickbait. I apologize unreservedly and unconditionally. The last thing I would want to do is discredit your songwriting. I hope you understand."
Well, we have no idea how the LA Times writers got so confused or who took things out of context. However, Damon did praise Billie Eilish, but what he said about Taylor was not okay:
"That doesn't count. 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."
Producer Jack Antonoff, who worked with Swift, also defended her on Twitter:
"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."
"[I]f you were there … cool … go off. if not … maybe …. shut the fu*k up?"
The British singer/songwriter was promoting his solo concert in Los Angeles, but he is toasted if the Swifty's fans go after him.
All jokes aside, Damon Albarn is one of the most influential musicians in the world, so it will be interesting to see whether Taylor will respond to his last tweet.
Whether this tweet will be deleted or not remains a mystery. As for Damon, don't be Kanye!