Elton John has never been one to hold back his feelings. So, it’s not surprising that the legend is letting rip once again.
This time he’s sounding off on chart music – which he insists isn’t “real” music.
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The 73-year-old performer, who recently appeared on Lady Gaga’s ‘Chromatica’ album, told BBC Radio 6:
“You look at most of the records in the charts – they’re not real songs. They’re bits and pieces and it’s nice to hear someone write a proper song.”
“There’s also a boy called Conan Gray who is the only person in the American Spotify Top 50 to actually write a song without anybody else. For everybody else there’s four or five writers on a track.”
While John certainly isn’t the first (nor last) seasoned act to bemoan the state of music today, some are finding ample irony in his comments about songwriting. For, much of his own material is the product of multiple songwriters.
Still, it begs the question: do you agree with him?