Hits Joe Alwyn Co-Wrote With Taylor Swift as William Bowery

Ohio-born singer-songwriter Taylor Swift has penned a series of songs with British actor Joe Alwyn. Using the pseudonym William Bowery, Alwyn received credit for his contributions to several Swift tracks during their relationship. Swift revealed Alwyn’s identity as William Bowery in her November 2020 documentary, ‘Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions’. While the news ended much speculation about Bowery’s identity, the fact that Joe Alwyn was the person behind the moniker came as a surprise to many.

Grammy Recognition

Alwyn’s contributions to Swift’s songs didn’t go unnoticed. In 2021, he won a Grammy after Swift’s album ‘Folklore’, on which he co-wrote several songs, was awarded Album of the Year. The singer delivered a shoutout to Alwyn during her acceptance speech at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards. Swift stated that Alwyn was the first person she played every new song to, and expressed her pleasure at having worked with him during the quarantine period.

Future Collaborations Questioned

However, in 2022, Alwyn stated plainly that he did not foresee future songwriting endeavors with Swift. He made the declaration in an interview with Elle magazine. Nonetheless, Alwyn continued his songwriting partnership with Swift, as evident from his credit on ‘Sweet Nothing’, a track from her 2022 album ‘Midnights’.

Cowriting Commitments After Split

Despite ending their six-year relationship, Swift and Alwyn remained on professional terms. Alwyn continues to profit from their songwriting collaboration, with reports indicating that he will earn a “five-figure sum every year” from the songs they wrote together.

Selection of Cowritten Songs

Alwyn, under the name Willam Bowery, helped create a plethora of successful tracks. Some highlights include ‘Exile’, a duet with Bon Iver that Alwyn said came about from him “messing around” on the piano; ‘Betty’, a song that Alwyn co-wrote and co-produced; and ‘Champagne Problems’, a ballad about “longtime college sweethearts” navigating a complex evening. Alwyn also contributed to ‘Coney Island’, a duet performed by Swift and The National, and ‘Evermore’, another duet with Bon Iver. His last songwriting contribution before their breakup was ‘Sweet Nothing’ on Swift’s ‘Midnights’ album.

Wrapping Up

Make sure to revisit these tracks crafted by the creative duo, Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn. While their personal journey may have taken different paths, their work together stands as a testament to their creative connectivity. To dive into the intricacies of music, Video, TV series, and movies, visit HitPlay.

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