"All I have to do is dream up some lyrics and come up with some gut-wrenching, heart-shattering story to write with him," Swift says in new Apple Music interview.
Now that Taylor Swift has revealed that her mysterious Folklore co-writer William Bowery is actually boyfriend/actor Joe Alwyn, she was able to open up further about their songwriting process in a new interview with Apple Music's Zane Lowe in discussing her latest surprise album, Evermore.
In a nearly hourlong conversation with Lowe (watch in full below), Apple Music's Songwriter of the Year covered a range of topics, including why artists should own their own master recordings and how she's feeling "really close" to her old songs again in the process of re-recording them. But the real peek behind the curtain was hearing about Swift and Alwyn's very private (and very creative) quarantine life and how it birthed standout songs on her pair of 2020 albums.
"He's always just playing instruments and he doesn't do it in a strategic 'I'm writing a song right now' thing," Swift said of Alwyn. "He's always done that. 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."