Taylor Swift confirms boyfriend Joe Alwyn co-wrote two songs for folklore

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  • Taylor Swift has confirmed that boyfriend Joe Alwyn co-wrote two songs for her folklore album.
  • The singer hid Joe's identity on the music credits behind the name "William Bowery".
  • Joe co-wrote betty and exile for the album.


After months of speculation from fans, Taylor Swift has now confirmed that her boyfriend Joe Alwyn co-wrote two songs for her eighth studio album folklore.

According to NME, the singer made the revelation in her folklore film, Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions, which premiered on Disney+.

Taylor hid Joe's identity on the music credits with the pseudonym "William Bowery".

"There's been a lot of discussion about William Bowery and his identity because it's not a real person," the publication quoted the singer.

"So, William Bowery is Joe, as we know."

Joe, or "William", co-wrote betty and exile for the album which dropped in July.

According to Metro, Taylor revealed that betty was created after she heard Joe singing in the shower. With exile, she said Joe wrote "the entire piano part" and was "singing the Bon Iver part".

"He was just singing it, the way that the whole first verse is," she said, adding that she was "entranced". 


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