Taylor Swift reveals the mystery songwriter credited on two tracks is actually her boyfriend, British actor Joe Alwyn.
Taylor Swift is at the peak of her powers with Folklore, and she’s now revealed the mystery songwriter credited on two tracks is actually her boyfriend, British actor Joe Alwyn
The Favourite© Juan Naharro GimenezEven before he lent his songwriting abilities to “Exile” and “Betty”, Alwyn had served as Swift’s muse on last year’sLoveralbum. The Pennsylvania-born superstar sang about rainy cab rides and watching rugby in the pub with her boyfriend’s school mates on “London Boy”, which also featured the memorable refrain: “I fancy you”. It might have raised a few eyebrows among his fellow Brits, but the actor certainly fares far better in her back catalogue than some of Swift’s exes. “Dear John”, which includes the line, “Don’t you think I was too young to be messed with?” is widely believed to have been inspired by John Mayer, while “Look What You Made Me Do” is thought to include veiled swipes at Calvin Harris, who she split from in 2016. Her fling with
is believed to have provided Swift with material for no fewer than three tracks: “I Knew You Were Trouble”, “Style”, and “Out of the Woods”.Swift let the cat out of the bag inFolklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions, a film released on Disney+ this week in which she performs tracks from the album, which she recorded in quarantine. According to the singer, “Joe plays piano beautifully and he’s always just playing and making things up and kind of creating things.”Read more: British Vogue »
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