“This is really the most unexpected thing that has happened during the lockdown,” he told the publication. “It’s not, ‘It’s three o’clock and it’s time to write a song!’ Just messing around on the piano, singing badly, being overheard, and thinking, you know, what if we try to end it together ?”
Using the pseudonym William Bowery, Alwyn earned two co-writing credits on “Folklore” and three credits on the album’s follow-up, “Evermore.”
He said the couple kept it a secret because “their idea was that people would just listen to the music and not focus on the fact that we were creating together.”
But word got out – the couple were known to be very secretive about their relationship, and they ended up winning some Grammys for their collaboration.
He doesn’t mind talking about music, but he certainly doesn’t want to talk about his relationship with Swift.
Alwyn, of the TV series “Talking to a Friend,” which premiered this month, knew his rep was playing something close to the vest.
“I’m sure I’ve come across as cautious in the past,” he said. “It’s a mixture of being British and having a private life. But I don’t want to be protected in these things.”