Perry Vs. Perry: Why Linda Hates Katy’s Music!
Sheesh Linda Perry, tell ‘em how you really feel.
The 4 Non Blondes frontwoman and legendary songwriter has gone h.a.m. on Katy Perry, submitting her as the part of the reason “the music industry is in turmoil.” According to Perry senior, young Katy “is not giving substance” with her albums.
NME reports Linda’s rampage is focused on the fact she believes Katy’s career is built around hit singles and the other tracks on her album “are going to be crap.”
“I’m not a huge fan of Adele but that’s a solid record and it’s selling. That means people are still buying records. It’s the crappy, like, who wants a Katy Perry record? I’m sorry, but you’re going to get the two songs that are probably the hits that are good, but the rest of the album is going to be crap. It’s going to sound like shit.”
“So people download the single, and that’s it. She’s great for what she does, but she’s not reinventing the wheel, she’s not giving substance, she’s just giving microwave popcorn to feast on right at this moment. She’s not looking to change the world musically, so all the power to her. I’m not saying that’s bad, I’m saying it’s not what I participate in. That’s part of the reason why the music business is in turmoil.”
If it’s one thing Linda knows, it’s the music business. A major songwriter and producer, she founded two record labels, contributed heavily to albums by Courtney Love and Kelly Osbourne, and launched James Blunt‘s career in the U.S. She’s written and produced number one songs for several successful female singers including Christina Aguilera (“Beautiful”) and Pink (“Get the Party Started”).
To be fair, Katy has had songwriting success aside from her own music (where she shares writing credits on hits like “Teenage Dream” and “Firework”), contributing tracks for artists like Kelly Clarkson (“I Do Not Hook Up” and “Long Shot”) and Selena Gomez & The Scene (“Rock God”).