After slating Leona Lewis once he beat her to the album chart top spot last year, singer-songwriter Jake Bugg has now continued on his ‘real music bore’ crusade by claiming that One Direction will be all but forgotten about once their fan base grows up.
Whether that turns out to be true or not, it’s more than likely that the X-Factor boyband will be remembered far more than an insufferable teenager who has built his whole act on Bob Dylan circa 1964.
Seemingly unaware that his comments echo those of every other pop snob since the dawn of time, Bugg seems awfully pleased with himself to have come to the conclusion that some commercial acts might not always be just about the music:
“I don’t care about the word ‘pop’, The Beatles were pop, it’s just what’s popular. But sadly what’s popular today is most manufactured and commercial and all about fame and looks and boy bands. It’s not on.”
“One Direction? The young girls will grow up and forget about ‘em. There’s only [one direction] they’ll be going after that, isn’t there? Down. I’m interested in which songs, artists, will be remembered in 50 years’ time.”
What a fascinating and ground-breaking insight into the world of pop. Perhaps Bugg should start worrying about his own dreary career instead of shooting his mouth off about everyone else’s.