Liam Gallagher Defends Taylor Swift Amid Damon Albarn Songwriting Row

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Liam Gallagher has backed Taylor Swift in the ongoing songwriting battle between the country-pop superstar and Blur frontman Damon Albarn

Albrarn slammed Swift in a January interview with the LA Times when he said that “there’s a big difference between a songwriter and a songwriter who co-writes”.

The ‘Shake It Off’ singer’s fans quickly clapped back at Albarn, with Swift herself tweeting that his “hot take is completely false and SO damaging”.

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Liam Gallagher has now joined the ranks defending Swift. In a new interview with NME, Gallagher described Swift as “f***ing cool”.

He added: “All them f***ing gorilla albums [referring to Albarn’s group Gorillaz] are co-writes aren’t they?

“I get it – Noel bangs on about it as well: ‘I’m more important than you because I write my f***ing songs’.”

The Oasis singer admitted that while he is not an expert on Swift’s music, he thinks that her song ‘Shake It Off’ is a “f***ing tune”.

He added: “[Albarn] won’t be saying that again in a hurry, though, will he? Did he not get ran out of f***ing town by the Swifters?

“I think [Swift’s] f***ing cool, man. She does write her songs and I’m sure she’s co-wrote with people.”

Gallagher is currently preparing for a busy year of touring, including two shows at Knebworth Park in Hertfordshire. The venue played host to a pair of famous Oasis concerts in 1996. 

“I still can’t get my head round it, really — i never though I’d be doing that,” Gallagher said when talking about making his return to Knebworth. 

Having recently watched a 2021 documentary on the 1996 concerts, Gallagher reported that the film gave him some ideas for how to approach his upcoming tour dates at the venue. 

He added: “Some of the antics were a bit f***ing giddy, so I’m gonna hold it down this time a bit.

“But it’s gonna be mega having another go at it – it just goes to show that the people want it.”