Joe Bonamassa Defends Adele Against Accusations Of Ignoring Trends
Successful blues-rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter Joe Bonamassa shared a post on his official Twitter page after seeing an article related to pop star Adele’s choice of staying away from making music for social media. According to Bonamassa, the approach should’ve been different as talent must surpass TikTok followers.
The mainstream music and charts from all over the world are currently taken over by the users of the famous social media platform, TikTok. The trends are set by the users of TikTok as when the songs they are being used in the posts go viral so as the song itself on the music charts.
While many musicians focus on releasing music according to social media trends, there are still pop stars who refuse to follow the stereotypical guidelines of how to be release chart hits. One of these musicians is Adele who recently made a comeback with her new album, ’30’ on November 19, 2021.
For some reason, many people found it peculiar to see a widely popular artist not releasing an album based on social media trends. Adele herself opened up about this entire idea surrounding TikTok and said that she doesn’t want to make ‘TikTok music.’ According to the pop star, she makes music for her peers, not for 14-year-olds.
About TikTok music, Adele stated:
“They’re like, ‘We’ve really got to make sure that these 14-year-olds know who you are.’ I’m like, but they’ve all got moms. They’ve all got moms, and they’ve definitely been growing up listening to my music, these 14-year-olds. If everyone was focusing on making music for TikTok, who’s making the music for my generation?
Who’s making the music for my peers? I will do that job gladly. I would rather cater to the people that are like, on my level in terms of like the amount we’ve spent on earth and all the things we’ve been through. I don’t want 12-year-olds listening to this record, it’s a bit too deep.”
Her statements shook the internet as if not making music for TikTok is one of the most unusual things in the music industry. Recently, Time shared an article regarding the entire issue, and Joe Bonamassa had a few things to say about this approach.
In his recent post on Twitter, Joe Bonamassa said people should celebrate Adele because she’s extremely good and talented, not because she refuses to make music for teenagers. However, he doesn’t even remember the times when raw talent counted for something instead of the number of followers somebody has on TikTok.
In his tweet, Bonamassa penned:
“How about this: ‘She is Extremely Good and Talented.‘ Remember when raw talent counted for more than how many TikTok followers you have? Yeah neither do I.”
You can see the Twitter post and watch Adele’s interview below.
How about this: "She is Extremely Good and Talented." Remember when raw talent counted for more than how many Tik Tok followers you have? Yeah neither do I. 🤷♂️ https://t.co/Le5TL8NUaU
— Joe Bonamassa (Official) (@JBONAMASSA) December 24, 2021