However the issue is, they don’t know what they’ve carried out. “What did I do?” As a result of to know, it’s necessary to be a craftsman as correctly. It’s a must to perceive what an excellent observe is. And for individuals who can’t acknowledge garbage, it’s very onerous to know what an excellent observe is. And that’s what time will get you, to show into an excellent craftsman.
Within the current model of pop songwriting, you’ll have teams of writers, with a separation of roles like an assembly line — somebody does the beat, another person does the melody. Is that good for music, and good for songwriters?
For me, these songs most of the time flip into merchandise. There’s no sense of, that’s coming out of anyone’s coronary coronary heart. Take Elton John and Bernie Taupin, “Goodbye Yellow Brick Street.” That’s not a product; that’s one factor else. I need these the place you’re feeling that’s who’s sending this observe out to people — that you just get some part of them as correctly.
I can hear that these pop songs sometimes have truly good substances, are ultraprofessional and sometimes very catchy. However they lack that sense of character, I really feel.
What songwriters would you like right now?
Billie Eilish is attention-grabbing. And in any case I really like Taylor Swift as correctly. And Rihanna. I really feel it’s all the bundle — the easiest way they develop and the easiest way they partake throughout the songwriting and create an ingenious entity. I uncover that very attention-grabbing, relatively extra attention-grabbing than the form of pop packages, Disney stuff. [Laughs.]
Is it a coincidence you talked about all women?
I really feel it’s. However maybe in my unconscious I choose women. Possibly on account of I’ve been throughout the studio with two women not too approach again.
Benny and I’ve written some new songs, and there may be some new music from Abba launched this autumn. However I’m forbidden to say one thing additional about it. I’m sorry. I’d have knowledgeable you each half, nonetheless I can’t. All I can say is that it was implausible throughout the studio on account of it was like yesterday. It was so uncommon coming into that studio and the 4 of us looking at each other and contemplating, “What is that this?” All of it obtained right here dashing once more.