Blur and Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn is about to earn himself a swift response from the Swifties after his comments that Taylor Swift doesn’t write her own songs.

Blur Performing At The Milton Keynes Bowl, Britain – 1995, Blur – Damon Albarn (Photo by Brian Rasic/Getty Images)

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, the 53-year-old musician who has been credited for the Brit Pop boom in the ‘90s and famously going head to head with Oasis in the charts for the crown of England’s most popular band, basically accused Swift of getting credit for other people’s work.

In response to Swift’s songwriting ability, Albarn shot back “She doesn’t write her own songs.”

Rather, Albarn compared her to fellow American musicians Billie Eilish and her co-producing brother Finneas who he said offered darker, more interesting music.

Photograph: @taylorswift / Instagram: “One of the saddest songs I’ve ever written just got sadder 🙃Drove up to Long Pond Studios to record All Too Well (Sad Girl Autumn Version) with the besties @aarondessner @heyjonlow”

“A really interesting songwriter is Billie Eilish and her brother. I’m more attracted to that than to Taylor Swift. It’s just darker — less endlessly upbeat. Way more minor and odd. I think she’s exceptional.”

Swift has shot obviously shot back Twitter that she does write her own music, and even threw in a swear word for good measure.

“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 fucked up to try and discredit my writing. WOW.”

“Speak to my Grammy”. Image: Getty

Look, it’s no secret that pop stars today collaborate non-stop behind the scenes with other artist. A quick look at the personnel section in Wikipedia reveals that while Swift does indeed do all her own songwriting, she’s also enlisted a team of names to assist in said songwriting: frequent collaborator Jack Antonoff, Aaron Dessner, Justin Vernon to name a few just from her most recent albums.

Antonoff was also quick to defend Swift’s writing and autonomy over her own albums too, adding on Twitter that as Albarn wasn’t there while Swift was creating that maybe he should f*ck off.

And it’s not as though Albarn’s career hasn’t had the same fixture of assistance as well with a slew of names cropping up as collaborators across his career.

Go figure.

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