Taylor Swift’s boyfriend Joe Alwyn insists writing songs with the hitmaker was ‘accidental’
‘It was the most accidental thing to happen during lockdown’: Taylor Swift’s boyfriend Joe Alwyn explains how he came to co-write songs for two of his best-selling albums
Taylor Swift’s boyfriend Joe Alwyn insisted writing songs with the hitmaker was “accidental” as he opened up in a new interview on Monday.
The Conversations With Friends actor, 31, opened up about how the couple deliberately didn’t seek to forge a musical partnership.
Joe, who has been dating Taylor for four years, co-wrote two tracks on her album Folklore and three on the follow-up Evermore.
Clever: Taylor Swift’s boyfriend Joe Alwyn insisted writing songs with the hit maker was ‘accidental’ as he opened up in a new interview on Monday
Luck: The Conversations With Friends actor, 31, insisted the couple did not deliberately seek to forge a musical partnership (pictured together in January 2020)
Talk to Hype GQ magazine, he said: ‘It really was the most accidental thing that happened during lockdown.
‘It wasn’t like, ‘It’s three o’clock, time to write a song!’ It was just messing around on a piano and singing badly and being heard and then thinking, you know, “what if we try to end it together?”.
Joe created a storm for the magazine wearing a cream ensemble as he stared into the camera.
Talented: Alwyn, who has been dating Taylor for four years, co-wrote two tracks on her album Folklore and three on the follow-up Evermore
Joe found it particularly “surreal” that Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon was singing Exile with Taylor, but described it as a “benefit” of the coronavirus pandemic.
He added: “Sending it to Justin with the idea of doing a duet and getting vocal notes of him singing over it and it was all surreal.” It was an advantage of the lockdown.
The collaboration with the Shake It Off hitmaker was originally kept under wraps as they didn’t want their relationship to overshadow the music.
Joe explained, “The idea was for people to just listen to the music rather than focus on the fact that we wrote it together.”
Dapper: Joe spoke to GQ Hype Magazine about the collaboration with hitmaker Shake It Off being a secret because they didn’t want their relationship to overshadow the music
And while fans loved the songs and Joe enjoyed the writing experience, he said he has no plans to write with his girlfriend anymore.
He added: “It was fun doing it together and I was proud of it. It was good to have such a positive reception.
In addition to his songwriting business, Joe has found success as an actor and stars in the adaptation of Sally Rooney’s bestselling book, Conversations With Friends.
The series follows a mysterious married couple, Nick and Melissa (Jemima Kirke), and their attraction to two young women, Frances and Bobbi.
Frances embarks on an affair with Nick, while trying to reconcile her feelings for her best friend and ex-girlfriend Bobbi, played by 25-year-old Utiopia actress Sasha Lane, whom she is in love with.
Joe and Taylor started dating several years ago but, due to the private nature of their relationship, it’s unclear exactly when they first met.
They spent time together in 2016, but the dating reports officially began the following year. They were photographed together in Nashville in June of this year.
Although they have each acknowledged their relationship, they have chosen to keep the details of their romance private.
Taylor and Joe, sparked speculation an engagement could be imminent after flying to Cornwall for a three-day break earlier this year.
The couple tend to split their time between the US and London, between a £7million home in Primrose Hill and their ‘main home’ in Nashville.
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Career: In addition to his songwriting business, Joe has found success as an actor and stars in the adaptation of Sally Rooney’s bestselling book Conversations With Friends