Morrissey has never beaten around the bush and has always said what he has thought and he is off on one again stating that “we are forced fed” predictable acts, with the likes of Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith. He told Boulder Weekly: “There are no bands or singers who become successful without overwhelming marketing , there are no surprise success stories. Everything is stringently controlled, obvious and predictable and has exactly the same content. So, we are now in the era of marketed pop stars, which means that the labels fully control the charts, and consequently the public has lost interest“.
“It’s very rare that a record label does something for the good of music, thus we are force-fed such as Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith, which at least means that things can’t possibly get any worse. It is sad, though. There’s no spontaneity now, and it all seems to be unsalvageable“, he concluded. In the past, he has slated the iconic BRIT Awards and Madonna, but its not just awards shows or pop stars that have had a bit of Morrissey criticism, founder of Glastonbury, Michael Eavis has been in the firing line for not being animal friendly as Morrissey is a strict vegan.