Taylor Swift Admitted That Joe Alwyn Wrote Two Songs on 'Folklore'
"Joe plays piano beautifully."
In her new Disney+ film, Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions, Taylor Swift opened up about the making of her Grammy-nominated album. Specifically, she admitted to a theory that fans have had since the beginning: her boyfriend, Joe Alwyn, wrote parts on two of the songs.
On the album, "William Bowery" is listed as a writer on “Betty” and “Exile." We now know that is probably Alwyn.
"Joe plays piano beautifully. He's always just playing and making things up and kind of creating things. Joe had written that entire piano part," she says about the song "Exile." "He was singing the Bon Iver part, the 'I can see you standing honey, with his arms around your body, laughing but the joke's not funny at all.' He was just singing it. And I was entranced and asked if we could keep writing that one," she continued.
During the section about "Betty," Swift admitted that this was the moment she brought him in officially. "This was the first time we had a conversation where I came in and I was like, 'Hey, this could be really weird, and we could hate this, so because we're in quarantine and there’s nothing else going on, could we just try to see what it's like if we write this song together?'" she said.