Elton John

Elton John says the music of today isn't real music

The 73-year-old musician shared his thoughts on today's hits, and said he believes songs of today are "not real songs." John also shared what his choice on new music is nowadays! Read about it below.

  • The English composer and pianist has collaborated with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967 on more than 30 albums.
  • He is one of the best-selling music artists and has sold more than 300 million records.
  • In 2018 the singer announced that he was retiring from touring and would embark on a three-year farewell tour.

During an interview with BBC Radio 6 Music Elton John told host Matt Everitt "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." John was referring to 21-year-old American Conan Gray who writes his own songs. Elton John mentioned Grays song titled "Heather" from the artists first studio album called Kid Krow. Listen to the song below.

John has been known to criticize before. During a previous interview with British GQ he critiqued Disney's live-action remake of The Lion King. "I believe they messed the music up." He said it didn't have the same impact as the original film. "The magic and joy were lost." John said he wasn't "welcomed" in the creative vision of the film nor its music and that he wasn't treated with the same level of respect.

The original animated film from 1994, won four Grammys, two Golden Globes, and two Academy Awards (for Best Original Song and Best Original Score). "The soundtrack hasn't had nearly the same impact in the charts that it had 25 years ago, when it was the bestselling album of the year." The award-winning musician is clearly disappointed with the new era of music, however, he considers it's fundamental to preserve independent music venues amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in order to help support young artists.

Elton John on his farewell tour in Australia

During the BBC Radio 6 Music interview John said he is ready to get back to his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour which had to be put on hold due to the crisis.


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