Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn have created a strong bond and become song-writing partners. In an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music, the 31-year-old singer opened up about the relationship she developed with her boyfriend and how they co-wrote her latest album, Evermore.
“Joe and I really love sad songs. We’ve always bonded over music. We write the saddest [songs]. We just really love sad songs. What can I say? It was a surprise that we started writing together. But in a way, it wasn’t because we have always bonded over music and had the same musical tastes.”
“He’s always the person who’s showing me songs by artists and then they become my favorite songs,” she added. However, the singer has been crediting Alwyn as William Bowery for albums such as Evermore, Coney Island, and Champagne Problems.
“‘Champagne Problems,’ that was one of my favorite bridges to write. I really love a bridge where you tell the full story in the bridge,” the multi-GRAMMY winner expressed, before diving into their song “Exile.”
“He’s always just playing instruments and he doesn’t do it in a strategic, ‘I’m writing a song right now’ thing. He’s always done that,” she said. “But do I think we would have taken the step of, ‘Hey, let’s see if there’s a song in here. Let’s write a song together?’ If we hadn’t been in lockdown, I don’t think that would have happened, but I’m so glad that it did. We’re so proud of that one.”
“And all I had to do was follow the piano melody with the verse melody. So because the vocal melody is exactly the same, pretty much it’s mirrored with the piano part that he wrote,” she explained of their collaboration. “And we did the same thing with ‘Evermore,’ where I’ll just kind of hear what he’s doing and it’s exactly, it’s all there. All I have to do is dream up some lyrics and come up with some gut-wrenching, heart-shattering story to write with him.”
“I think my new list will be places I want to see in the world, adventures I want to have, experiences I want to have. Things I want to learn,” Swift told Lowe.
“I think that’ll be what the list looks like, because there’s always going to be a list. It’s me,” she relayed. “But it will be lists of… In quarantine, my lists was… I decided to start trying to cook everything that I had always loved to eat, but never been able to cook. So there’s always a list.”
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