Oasis’ Noel Gallagher Slams Ed Sheeran And Harry Styles As Fake Songwriters
Recently speaking to Rolling Stone in an interview, Oasis co-founder Noel Gallagher took a jab at Ed Sheeran and Harry Styles by calling them fake songwriters.
The musician said:
“I never loved the Beach Boys. I was watching a documentary once, and I was like, hang on a minute. Who the f*ck’s this Van Dyke Parks? Oh, he’s the lyricist? It’s like, what? Brian Wilson didn’t even write the lyrics? Well, what the f*ck? Why is he revered as a great songwriter? And, um, Harry Styles and Ed Sheeran and all the rest of them, I’m sorry.”
He also discussed his reluctance to using of co-writers:
“Once you employ outside people … they’re solo artists. How can he be a solo artist if there’s someone else [co-]writing the f*cking songs for you? But how is it different than collaborating with a bandmate? If you are writing songs with a guy, be in a band with that f*cking guy!“
It is not recent news that Noel reveals he is not fond of Harry Styles’ musicianship and songwriting skills. Last year, during a chat with Absolute Radio, he disclosed that he didn’t consider the former One Direction star a true songwriter. Gallagher explained:
“You’re not telling me Harry Styles is currently in a room somewhere writing a song. With any joy, he’ll be surrounded by a lot of girls. I can assure you he’s not got an acoustic guitar out trying to write a middle eight for something.
The X Factor is a TV show; it’s got nothing to do with music, it’s got nothing to do with music whatsoever, and anything that has come from that, that’s got nothing to do with music.”
Noel Gallagher proved his songwriting skills as the main songwriter of Oasis, but he is embarrassed to be praised for it, as he revealed last year in a conversation with Cerys Matthews. The singer continues to write his own material as a solo artist with his band, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, most recently in their new album ‘Council Skies.’