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26 November 2020 00:30

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Taylor Swift confirms boyfriend Joe Alwyn wrote songs for Folklore

Taylor Swift has confirmed the mysterious William Bowery is Joe Alwyn (Picture: Robert Kamau/GC Images) Taylor Swift has revealed who her mystery collaborator on her Folklore album is, and it's none other than her boyfriend Joe Alwyn. Fans of the singer, 30, had had their suspicions about the writer who is credited as 'William Bowery' on her new album Folklore, on the track Betty as well as Exile with Bon Iver. Taylor finally confirmed William Bowery is actually Joe, explaining on her Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions Disney+ special: 'There's been a lot of discussion about William Bowery and his identity 'cause it's not a real person.' Fans had pretty much worked out that the pseudonym was Joe, given that he is the great-grandson of the composer William Alwyn and that he and Taylor made their first public appearance at the Bowery Hotel in 2016 for a Kings of Leon concert. 'Exile was crazy because Joe had written that entire piano part and was singing the Bon Iver part. Taylor also revealed that Betty ended up being created after she heard Joe, 29, singing in the shower and realised he had a hidden talent she never knew about.

She added: 'I just heard Joe singing the entire fully formed chorus of Betty from another room and it was just like, "Hello". 'So this was the first time we had a conversation where I came in and 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 and see what it's like if we write this song together?"' Taylor Swift reveals beau Joe Alwyn is mysterious 'Folklore' contributor William Bowery In Taylor Swift's concert film "Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions" (streaming now on Disney+) about the making of her surprise July album, the singer confirmed her beau, actor Joe Alwyn, also contributed to her songs. Then Swift admitted, "William Bowery is Joe, as we know, and Joe plays piano beautifully." Surprise!: Taylor Swift announces 'Folklore' concert film, coming to Disney+ How to watch Taylor Swift's 'Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions' Alwyn came up again when Swift discussed "Betty," the other track on the album on which he is credited. "I just heard Joe singing the entire fully-formed chorus of 'Betty' from another room," Swift told Antonoff and co-producer Aaron Dessner. Grammys: Beyoncé leads nominations, Dua Lipa, Roddy Ricch and Taylor Swift score big The identity of William Bowery, the mysterious co-writer on Taylor Swift's latest album folkore, has finally been revealed and it's exactly who fans thought it was all along.

In her new Disney+ concert film, folklore: the long pond studio sessions, the pop star confesses during a conversation about her collaborators on the record—Jack Antonoff and The National's Aaron Dessner—that "There's been a lot of discussion about William Bowery and his identity, because...it's not a real person. So, William Bowery is Joe [Alwyn]...as we know." Swift goes on to praise her boyfriend's musical prowess, saying, "Joe plays piano beautifully and he's always just playing and making things up and kind of creating things. And 'exile' was crazy because Joe had written that entire piano part." It turns out the actor isn't just a gifted pianist, but also a vocalist, as he originally sang Bon Iver's part on that Grammy-nominated song. She went on to explain that she and Alwyn started their musical collaboration after she heard him sing the chorus of her song "betty," prompting her to ask him about writing a song together. And Taylor Swift confirmed what many fans had already assumed by revealing that boyfriend Joe Alwyn co-wrote a few songs on her melodic catalog.

The couple that creates together: Taylor Swift confirmed what many fans had already assumed by revealing that boyfriend Joe Alwyn co-wrote a few songs on her melodic catalog 'So, William Bowery is Joe, as we know,' she said of her boyfriend of nearly four years. Taylor has long been a fan of nicknames and famously wrote as Nils Sjöberg on then-boyfriend Calvin Harris' song This Is What You Came For. While discussing the song Exile in her new film dedicated to creating the album, the 30-year-old singer casually admitted Joe was the person behind the pseudonym William Bowery Celebrating: Taylor Swift, with a glass of red wine in hand, celebrated her six Grammy nominations with her tight knit team of collaborators via Skype and FaceTime on Tuesday. Folklore: is up for Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album, while the Mean singer's lead single, Cardigan was nominated for Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance Cats: Her song that she wrote with Andrew Lloyd Webber for the controversial 2019 film adaptation of Cats, 'Beautiful Ghosts' earned a slot in the Best Song Written for Visual Media category; Taylor pictured in 2019 Rake it up: Since bursting onto the scene in 2006 with her successful self-titled debut album, Taylor has amassed 10 Grammy wins and 40 overall nominations; Swift pictured in 2010 One of two: According to the Recording Academy, Swift happens to be 'one of only two female solo artists, along with Adele, to win Album Of The Year twice for her solo recordings'; Taylor pictured in 2016 Along with the news of her six Grammy nominations, Taylor fans had even more to excited for when they learned the singer would be releasing a concert film titled 'folklore: the long pond studio sessions' at midnight on Disney+. Concert film: Along with the news of her six Grammy nominations, Taylor fans had even more to excited for when they learned the singer would be releasing a concert film titled 'folklore: the long pond studio sessions' at midnight on Disney+ 'Taylor Swift, Aaron Dessner (The National), Jack Antonoff (Bleachers) and Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) created an album that crossed genres — a musical journey that allows us to cry and laugh, and during these trying times, makes us feel like we're not quite so alone,' began the official Disney+ synopsis. Swift and her collaborators recorded Folklore 'thousands of miles apart from each other and had never been in the same room together' until the film's shooting date in September.

Taylor, Dessner, Antonoff, and Vernon will perform all of Folklore's tracks 'in order,' while also revealing 'the stories and secrets behind all 17 songs.' Exciting: Swift and her collaborators recorded Folklore 'thousands of miles apart from each other and had never been in the same room together' until the film's shooting date in September "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 could we just, 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?'