It took Taylor less than 10 minutes to write 'Willow'

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Tuesday, 2 January 2024, 9:05AM

Taylor Swift wrote 'Willow' in "less than 10 minutes", according to collaborator Aaron Dessner. 😍

Taylor started working with The Aaron on the pair of 2020 sister records 'folklore' and 'evermore', and he's revealed the hit from the latter LP was written so swiftly (hehe, get it?)

Taylor has taken 2023 by storm being named Time magazine's Person of the Year and topping PEOPLE magazine's Most Intriguing Person of the Year list. 🎉

“When I sent Taylor the music for our song 'Willow' — I think she wrote the entire song from start to finish in less than 10 minutes and sent it back to me. Then Taylor said, 'I guess we are making another album.'"

Many of the singer's friends and collaborators believe her success is partially owed to how "down-to-earth" and "human" the pop idol is.

Country legend Tim McGraw, 56, told the magazine: “She knows when, where, how to promote [her work], but she also knows when, where, how to be normal and be a human just living her life."

Aaron agreed: “She never really stops writing songs. She’s legitimately just a very down-to-earth and hard-working person.” ☺️ 

Other celebrities have praised her for her kind and beautiful nature.

Sabrina Carpenter, 24, has opened for Taylor on her tour and hailed the 'Cruel Summer' hitmaker "fearless" and "smart", while she quipped that she is "a superstar who's really good at baking".

She told the magazine:

“Since I was a little girl, I’ve really looked up to how fearless and how smart she is. As a performer, I look up to how she’s able to connect with every single person in the crowd, like she’s singing to them personally.

“She sets such a beautiful tone, and it’s why the shows are as magical as they are. And offstage she is still a superstar, but she’s a superstar who’s really good at baking.” 🍰

Paramore's Hayley Williams, who is a close pal of Taylor and will support her with her bandmates next year said: “I’m almost afraid to say it, but I kind of think she’s just getting started.”

Article was first posted on Bang Showbiz and published with permission.


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