It’s not folklore. Joe Alwyn is a Grammy winner.

While the British star is most known for his acting roles in The Favorite and the upcoming series Conversations with FriendsAfter locking himself in a cell, he began to write professionally and collaborated extensively with his girlfriend. Taylor Swift on her albums Folklore and evermore. And when folklore won Album of the Year at the 2020 Grammys, Alwyn—who co-wroteAnd co-produced songs “betty” and “exile” under the pseudonym William Bowery—scored a trophy. 

He said, “That was an incredible bonus to lockdown.” The GuardianIn a new interview. It’s an understatement.

As Alwyn explained to the outlet, he and Swift hadn’t planned on working together, it came about organically. “It wasn’t like, ‘It’s 5 o’clock, it’s time to try and write a song together,'” he shared. It was developed from a messing around with a piano, singing badly and then being overheard.