Jack Antonoff spoke on his issues with Damon Albarn, following the latter’s controversial comments about Taylor Swift two weeks ago.
Damon Albarn, best known as the frontman of Blur and Gorillaz has been doing interviews to promote his recent solo album ‘The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows’ together with his upcoming shows in the city.
The producer and Bleachers member-cum-frontman was recently a guest on The What, a podcast hosted by Brad Steiner, to promote his upcoming show at the 2022 Bonnaroo Festival. During the convo, the topic of Albarn was brought up when Antonoff and Steiner got started talking songwriting.
During an interview, Albarn had falsely claimed that Taylor Swift wasn’t responsible for her own song lyrics, and that co-writing “doesn’t count” toward being called a songwriter.
“Obviously, it’s completely absurd and everyone knows that,” Antonoff said during the podcast with regards to Albarn’s comments.
“You’re talking about one of the greatest songwriters of our generation who has her name as the only name on many songs. You don’t need me to explain it – it’s fact.”
Antonoff went on to strike a comparison between Albarn and former President Donald Trump, whose time in office brought the phrases “fake news” and “alternative facts” into the cultural lexicon.
“I don’t like it when artists take almost this Trumpian approach of just making things up,” he said.
He has since apologized after being called out by Taylor, in response to the baseless claims.