‘Every artist looks and sounds the same’: Robbie Williams blasts lack of variety in modern music
Robbie Williams admitted he listens to the charts with dismay.
The singer, who rose to fame in the 90s with Take That, revealed he struggled with the lack of variety in modern music, noting that all artists “look and sound the same”.
He explained, “If you take 1988’s Top Of The Pops any week, the color variation, the eccentricities, the madness and the craziness are extraordinary.”
‘Every artist looks and sounds the same’: Robbie Williams blasted lack of variety in modern music
Robbie, 48, continued: “If you have a card show in 2022, every week every artist sounds like every artist and looks like every artist.
“It’s not their fault, I don’t blame them.”
Robbie’s comments come as he works on his new Netflix documentary, which he promised will be filled with content related to sex, drugs and mental illness.
Looking back: The singer, who rose to fame in the 90s with Take That, revealed he struggled with the lack of variety in modern music (clockwise from top left: Jason Orange, Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Mark Owen in 1992)
The singer has editorial control over the content, which will be filmed at his £17.5million mansion in Kensington, London.
He recently told New Zealand radio station Newstalk ZB’s The Mike Hosking Breakfast: ‘It’s going to be full of sex, drugs and mental illness.
‘They haven’t started. I’m sure it’ll be warts and all, and I’m sure it’ll be me giving too much information about my life and times.
“I can’t wait to get started and find out what it is for myself.”
Insisting that there will be no restrictions, he continued: “No rules. I’m more likely than most people to just leave it all in, I very rarely, if ever, said, “That’s too much, take it off.” I normally think that’s not enough.
Robbie added that while he has “editorial control”, the creators are “very, very lucky because I want to expose myself more than anyone else exposes themselves”.
He said: “Most people want to do a sanitized version of themselves because they’re afraid of giving away too much of their real life.
“Audiences can see that and I don’t respond very well as an audience member to that, so I won’t do that.”
One to watch: Robbie’s comments come as he works on his new Netflix documentary, which he has promised will be filled with content related to sex, drugs and mental illness