Robbie Williams has offered an NSFW response to Damon Albarn’s earlier comments about Taylor Swift not writing her own songs.
In January of this year, Swift hit back at the Gorillaz frontman for his “damaging” claim that she doesn’t write her own songs during an interview.
When asked if he thinks modern musicians these days rely too much on “sound and attitude” over songwriting, Albarn said LA times: “Name someone who is not”.
When the interviewer mentioned Swift as an example of someone who doesn’t rely on these things, calling her “an excellent songwriter,” Albarn replied, “She doesn’t write her own songs.”
When journalist Mikael Wood said that Swift actually writes her own songs and co-writes some of them, Albarn said, “That doesn’t count. I know what co-writing is. Co-writing is very different from writing. I don’t hate anyone, I’m just saying that there’s a big difference between a songwriter and a songwriter who co-writes. That doesn’t mean the result can’t be really great.”
He also singled out Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas as “really interesting” songwriters, adding, “I’m much more attracted to that than I am to Taylor Swift.”
Now, in a new interview, Williams has hit back at Albarn’s comments about co-writing songs NME.
He dismissed Albarn’s “traditionalist” view that solo songwriting was acceptable rather than co-writing, telling the publication, “I think when people say that, they’re actually jerking off about themselves.
“It’s true!” He continued, adding: “You know, it’s like, why don’t you cut out the middle man – just have some ribs removed and give yourself a slice, you idiot!
“Cause all you do is say, ‘Hey, I’m freaking awesome!'”
After responding to Albarn’s allegations on Twitter, Swift issued a “reserved and unconditional” apology to her. He said his songwriting comments had been reduced to “clickbait,” adding that “the last thing I want to do is discredit your songwriting.”
Williams’ 13th studio album XXV scheduled for release on September 9th.
Last month, Swift announced her next studio album midnight will be released on October 21 this year after announcing its release at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards.
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