Home Music album Joe Alwyn, 31, opens up about co-writing songs on girlfriend Taylor Swift’s Folklore album

Joe Alwyn, 31, opens up about co-writing songs on girlfriend Taylor Swift’s Folklore album

0

Joe Alwyn has opened up about co-writing songs on his girlfriend Taylor Swift’s album Folklore, but insisted he has no plans to write more music despite its success.

The Conversations With Friends actor, 31, co-wrote two songs on Taylor’s 2020 record under the pseudonym William Bowery.

Speaking to ELLE for his May 2022 Rising Star number, Joe said there may be no more songs from him as he will focus on his acting instead, despite the success of Folklore by winning a Grammy for album of the year.

Music: Joe Alwyn (pictured with co-star Alison Oliver) spoke to Elle Magazine about co-writing songs on girlfriend Taylor Swift’s album Folklore

When asked if he would write more music, he told the publication, “That’s not my plan, no.”

In addition to his songwriting business, Joe has found success as an actor and stars in the adaptation of Sally Rooney’s bestselling book, Conversations With Friends.

For Elle’s latest issue, the co-stars posed for some stylish outside snaps, with Joe cutting a sleek figure in a black suit with a green shirt.

In the series, the actor plays the role of Nick in the adaptation alongside Alison Oliver, who plays the character of Frances.

Couple: Speaking to ELLE for his May 2022 Rising Star number, Joe said there might not be any more songs from him and Taylor as a duo, as he would focus on his acting instead of actor

Couple: Speaking to ELLE for his May 2022 Rising Star number, Joe said there might not be any more songs from him and Taylor as a duo, as he would focus on his acting instead of actor

The series follows a mysterious married couple, Nick and Melissa (Jemima Kirke), and their attraction to two young women, Frances and Bobbi.

Frances embarks on an affair with Nick, while trying to reconcile her feelings for her best friend and ex-girlfriend Bobbi, played by 25-year-old Utiopia actress Sasha Lane, whom she is in love with.

Speaking about his role, Joe also reflected on trying to find happiness in “unconventional” ways.

He said, “If we are able to [find love] apart from the constructions we have created for ourselves of friendships, marriages and conventional relationships, can we find happiness in less conventional ways?

“Maybe challenging the idea of ​​this one archaic way to find love or happiness, that’s what I took away from it.”

Venture: The actor stars as Nick in the adaptation alongside Alison Oliver, who plays the character of Frances

Venture: The actor stars as Nick in the adaptation alongside Alison Oliver, who plays the character of Frances

Joe also joked that while he couldn’t relate to Nick being married and Irish, he could relate to some of his character’s “anxieties”.

“I could relate to some of his anxieties and his ups and downs — maybe because of his profession, as an actor,” he explained.

“Without making it a therapy session, I could relate to some of his depressed moods and struggles.”

Joe admitted he likes characters who are sort of “outsiders” and have trouble communicating their feelings, although he said they can be difficult to play.

His comments come after he said he doesn’t want to be “deprived” of his relationship with his singer girlfriend Taylor.

Story: Frances embarks on an affair with Nick, while trying to reconcile her feelings for her best friend and ex-girlfriend Bobbi, played by Utiopia actress Sasha Lane, with whom she is in love

Story: Frances embarks on an affair with Nick, while trying to reconcile her feelings for her best friend and ex-girlfriend Bobbi, played by Utiopia actress Sasha Lane, with whom she is in love

Role: Joe also joked that while he couldn't understand Nick being married and Irish, he could relate to some of his character's 'anxieties' (he is pictured with co-star Alison)

Role: Joe also joked that while he couldn’t understand Nick being married and Irish, he could relate to some of his character’s ‘anxieties’ (he is pictured with co-star Alison)

The actor has been dating the pop singer for a while now, but insists he doesn’t want to be ‘watched over’ by their romance, but in a world that is ‘increasingly intrusive’, he enjoys keep things between them.

“It’s not really because I want to be kept and private, it’s more of a response to something else,” he explained. “We live in an increasingly intrusive culture. The more you give and frankly, even if you don’t, something will be taken.

It comes after Taylor revealed Joe helped her open up about politics.

She previously said, “As a country musician, I’ve always been told it’s best to stay out of [politics]. The Trump presidency forced me to lean in and educate myself.

Dream team: His comments come after he said he didn't want to be

Dream team: His comments come after he said he didn’t want to be ‘deprived’ of his relationship with singer girlfriend Taylor (pictured 2019)

“I found myself talking about government, the presidency and politics with my boyfriend [actor Joe Alwyn]who supported me in my speech.

“I started talking to my family and friends about politics and learning as much as possible about my position. I am proud to have moved beyond fear and self-doubt, and endorse and support leadership that takes us beyond this divisive and heartbreaking moment in time.

Taylor also revealed how she and Joe “bonded” over sad songs.

She previously added, “Joe and I really like sad songs.” We have always bonded through music. We write the saddest [songs]. We really like sad songs. What can I say ? It was a surprise that we started writing together. But in a way, it’s not because we’ve always connected through music and had the same musical tastes.

“He’s always the person who shows me artists’ songs and then they become my favorite songs.”

Joe and Taylor started dating several years ago but, due to the private nature of their relationship, it’s unclear exactly when they first met.

They spent time together in 2016, but the dating reports officially began the following year. They were photographed together in Nashville in June of this year.

Although they have each acknowledged their relationship, they have chosen to keep the details of their romance private.

Music fans: Taylor also said Joe was

Music fans: Taylor also said Joe is ‘always the person who shows me artists’ songs and then they become my favorite songs’ (pictured 2021)