Jack Antonoff Slams Katy Perry and Lady Gaga, But Praises Taylor Swift
Jack Antonoff has decided to take aim at the music industry. The “fun.” guitarist and boyfriend of Lena Dunham has slammed the music industry and some of those who make pop music.
In a new interview with GQ magazine, the musician spoke about the state of the music industry and the type of music that is played on the radio.
“There’s a lot of junk. People have to spread out and find more interesting stuff, because they’re not being fed it the way they’re supposed to be,” he explained. “Radio, all that media, there’s supposed to be a responsibility to feed the good stuff to the people.”
He believes he has the evidence to back up his claims. He claims that indie music is intentionally avoided.
“Like, I talk to A&R guys about this, and they say they don’t want the music to sound too ‘indie,’ which is a fancy way of saying they don’t want it to sound good,” he added.
He was then asked which mainstream music artists he does like. It turns out he is a fan of Kanye West and Taylor Swift.
“I love Yeezus,” he stated. “I think it’s one of the coolest-sounding things ever and I think Taylor Swift is one of the best songwriters ever.”
His praise for Taylor Swift didn’t end there. He then compared her to Michael Jackson, however, slammed Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and Lily Allen in the process.
“Taylor Swift is cool, because she’s the closest thing today that hearkens to Michael Jackson to great, great pop music,” he explained. “There’s a difference between her and Lady Gaga and Katy Perry and Lily Allen and all that. It all feels throwaway, comparatively.”
Jack is also the lead singer of his own indie band called Bleachers.