Bono thinks music got ‘very girly’ and it’s been great knowing you dudeOn December 27, 2017 by Maybell
Today in Excellent Opinions From Men, Bono has declared today’s music is too “girly.”
In an interview with Rolling Stone published on Wednesday, the U2 frontman was asked whether or not he believes a “rock and roll revolution” is around the corner, to which he replied “I think music has gotten very girly.”
Hmmmmmmmmmm … you don’t say? What’s that? Oh, nothing — just the sound of women everywhere collectively screaming into the void.
“I think music has gotten very girly. And there are some good things about that, but hip-hop is the only place for young male anger at the moment – and that’s not good,” Bono told Rolling Stone.
“When I was 16, I had a lot of anger in me. You need to find a place for it and for guitars, whether it is with a drum machine – I don’t care. The moment something becomes preserved, it is fucking over,” he went on. “You might as well put it in formaldehyde. In the end, what is rock & roll? Rage is at the heart of it. Some great rock & roll tends to have that, which is why the Who were such a great band. Or Pearl Jam. Eddie has that rage.”
K, Bono. So just to be clear, is any music that’s not Rock and Roll considered “girly” to you or are you simply saying there are too many women artists in the industry? Because if so HOOO boy.
Solange, Lorde, Taylor Swift, SZA, Lana Del Rey, Kehlani, and Kesha are a few of the many women who released absolute FIRE albums this year — albums full of raw emotion, powerful lyrics, insanely talented vocals, and not to mention some pretty hype beats. So if that’s what we’re now referring to as “very girly,” then “very girly” is perhaps the best genre out there.
And while we’re at it, this is 2017, so why are we still using the term “girly” with a negative connotation? Have we learned nothing from that Always #LikeAGirl campaign?
Bono did spend the rest of the interview chatting about the band’s new album, Songs of Experience, which touches on pressing political issues in the world today, such as the Syrian refugee crisis. So the activist we know and love is still working hard.
But as for his opinion about music being too girly?