Since they started dating one another, Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn have quietly proven themselves to be quite a duo, both romantically and musically. This is exemplified most through the latter contributing both spiritually and physically to Swift’s most recent album “Folklore.”
Now, the pop star is sharing how Alwyn is helping out once again with the creation of her forthcoming second album for the year “Evermore.”
Speaking with Zane Lowe on Apple Music, Swift shared what it’s like maintaining the duality of a relationship and a musical partner in one.
How They Bond
“Joe and I really love sad songs. We’ve always bonded over music,” she led off by sharing the dominant type of music that the pair both enjoy.
The singer added that their musical unity was a “surprise” initially but now her and Alwyn both bask in the fact that they can contribute to each other in that facet of life too.
“We write the saddest [songs]. We just really love sad songs,” she went on to tell Lowe.
“What can I say?..It was a surprise that we started writing together. But in a way, it wasn’t because we have always bonded over music and had the same musical tastes,” the award-winning singer added about their process.
On how she expands their musical palate further, Swift also credited Alwyn, “He’s always the person who’s showing me songs by artists, and then they become my favorite songs.”
Clearly, the chemistry that exists between them is translating into some quality content for the “Look What You Made Me Do” singer.
On her boyfriend’s musical abilities, Swift had plenty to gloat about as well.
“He’s always just playing instruments, and he doesn’t do it in a strategic, ‘I’m writing a song right now’ thing. He’s always done that,” she said, particularly referencing their song “Exile.”
“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. We’re so proud of that one.”
Looking forward beyond the forthcoming album, Swift admitted to Lowe that she has truly no idea what life has in store for her, but added that she is an adamant list-maker and will surely come up with something.
“I think my new list will be places I want to see in the world, adventures I want to have, experiences I want to have. Things I want to learn,” she said of post-quarantine plans.
“I think that’ll be what the list looks like, because there’s always going to be a list. It’s me, but it will be lists of… In quarantine, my lists was… I decided to start trying to cook everything that I had always loved to eat, but never been able to cook. So there’s always a list.”