We’re always looking for euphoria and excitement in music, that sort of feeling we got the first time we heard Bobby O’s records, or Helter Skelter by the Beatles, or even She Loves You, going right back to being a child.
That euphoric thing came back in with the rave scene in the 80s, but it isn’t really at the core of pop music now.
Its context is social media; social media has actually created and defined the form of popular music and I think, unfortunately, that takes it down the narcissistic misery route.
Pop music doesn’t have the importance it once had, and that’s been the case for quite a while.
It’s become a facet of social media.
You know, everything we do, there’s people working out how to edit it down to 10 seconds, literally everything.
I wonder what would happen now if you released Bohemian Rhapsody?