The always private Joe Alwyn opened up about what it was like to win a Grammy with Taylor Swift, and his response was surprisingly honest. In a recent interview with The Guardian, the “Conversations With Friends” actor revealed that scoring a Grammy for his contribution to Swift’s “Folklore” album was a “surreal bonus on lockdown.” While the 31-year-old rarely discusses his relationship with one of the world’s most famous pop stars, it seems he is not opposed to sharing some insight into their creative process.
According to Alwyn, his contribution to “Folklore” – which included the co-writing of “Betty” and “Exile” using the pseudonym William Bowery – was an organic part of the couple having more free time on their hands during the lockdown in 2020. “It was not like that. “It’s five o’clock, it’s time to try to write a song together,” he told The Guardian. We’ll see what happens if we get to the end of it together. ” I mean, funny is such a stupid word, but it was a lot of fun. And it was never a work thing or a “Let’s try to do this because we have to turn this off”. It was like baking sourdough in a lockdown. “
The biggest difference is instead of making bread, the pair ended up with a Grammy Award-winning album on their hands. Swift has previously opened up to collaborate with Alwyn on her Disney + special, “Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions”. While Alwyn downplays her contributions in her interview, Swift is quick to praise her boyfriend for helping her bring “Folklore” to life.
In the thesis, she tells her other “Folklore” collaborators Jack Antonoff and Nationals Aaron Dessner that the actor “plays the piano beautifully and that he always just plays and invents things and in a way creates things.” It includes the piano part of “Exile”. In addition, she credits him for bringing the chorus to “Betty,” which led to them collaborating on the rest of the song. “I just heard Joe sing the whole full-length chorus of ‘Betty’ from another room. And I was just like, ‘Hey,'” she said in the thesis. “It was a step I would never have taken, for why should we ever have written a song together? “
Thanks to Alwyn’s penchant for singing around the house, “Betty” became a reality, and he and Swift became partners as well as romantic partners. But even though they have finally started to open up to work together, do not expect them to share insights into their privacy up close. As Alwyn told The Guardian about his relationship with Swift: “It just is not for other people. And I do not say that with aggression.”