Jack Antonoff talks about girl power, Taylor Swift and moving on
Having worked with some of the world’s biggest female pop stars, are you drawn more towards women than men?
I grew up with only sisters and when I write, I very much hear things in a female voice. Not to generalise but females are more honest and transparent. There’s just a connection there.
You co-wrote three songs on Taylor Swift’s 2014 album 1989. Has she approached you about her follow-up?
We haven’t talked about it. We’ve been hanging out as friends for the moment.
Lorde recently described you as one of the strangest people she’s ever met. Fair comment?
She’s a true freak as well [laughs]. I have a lot of habits that come across as bizarre. No one has ever accused me of being easygoing.
Who is your biggest music idol?
Kate Bush is beyond an inspiration. She makes music designed for all.
You’ve previously spoken about the loss of your younger sister, Sarah. How has that informed your new album?
I lost my sister at 18 and thought I’d write about it my whole life. But, for the first time ever, I’m writing about looking for a path forward.
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Author: Tom Stichbury