Taylor Swift fans noticed that on the albums “Folklore” (2020) and “Evermore” (2021) there was an unknown name credited as the composer of some tracks: William Bowery. This was the pseudonym chosen by actor Joe Alwyn, the singer’s boyfriend, who worked alongside his beloved in the songwriting process. To GQ magazine, he spoke more about it.
“It was really the most accidental thing that happened during the lockdown. It wasn’t like, ‘It’s three o’clock, it’s time to write a song!’ It was just playing on the piano and singing badly and being heard and then thinking, ‘You know, what if we tried to make it through together?’” he said.
Now we know that, in addition to being a great actor, Alwyn also delivered everything in the composition of the tracks “exile”, “betty”, “champagne problems”, “coney island” and “evermore”, all present in the artist’s two albums, as a result of the social isolation.
The couple has been together for more than five years and the relationship began shortly after the singer broke up with fellow British actor Tom Hiddleston. In music, Taylor continues with the re-releases of his old records. So far, “Fearless” and “Red” have been released under the label “(Taylor’s Version)”. While Joe Alwyn, or William Bowery, follows is about to debut in the series “Conversations Among Friends”.