Quincy Jones shades Taylor Swift: We need sounds, not hooks BY SAEED NASIR

 

LA, Jan 31 — Quincy Jones has admitted that he’s not a admirer of Taylor Swift’s songwriting, declaring the music world “needs more f****** music, not hooks”.

Talking with GQ, the famous record producer and musician talked about his views on modern music, among a great many other things.

After professing his love for artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars, Drake, Ludacris, Common, Mary J. Blige, and Jennifer Hudson, interviewer Chris Heath asked his judgment of Swift who is one of the world’s best-selling painters.

According to the piece, Jones taken a face “somewhere within disapproval and disdain”.

Asked that which was incorrect with her, he prolonged: “Knowing what you’re doing… Since I was a little kid, I’ve always listened to the people that don’t wanna do the task. It takes work, man. The only place you will find success before work is the dictionary, and that is alphabetical.”

When told some people consider her one of the biggest songwriters in this era, he responded: “Whatever crumbles your cookie.”

The designer added that “a great song can make the worst singer on the planet a star”, but “an undesirable song can not be preserved by the three best singers on the planet.”

When the interviewer proposed the thought of Swift having great melodies, Jones replied: “However they don’t know, man. They don’t know. I’ve come and gone through seven decades of this shit. Seen all that. Seen how that works. Ignorance is no thing.”