If anyone wants the smoke, it’s Noel Gallagher. Put aside all of his drama with Liam Gallagher and you have the drama he has with Matty Healy, in which Noel takes pride in being (in his mind) the reason why Matty and Taylor Swift broke up. What happens when you take all of this away from our dear Noel? Well, he finds other targets, of course.
In the realm of music, clashes of artistic opinions are not uncommon. Recently, Noel Gallagher, the esteemed musician and former Oasis member, ignited a storm of controversy by criticizing popular artists Harry Styles and Ed Sheeran, accusing them of being “fake songwriters.” This clash of perspectives highlights the ever-present tension between established artists and emerging talents, while also prompting a deeper exploration of what constitutes authentic songwriting in the evolving music landscape.
Noel Gallagher, is obviously known for his outspoken nature, and he did not shy away from expressing his views on the songwriting abilities of Harry Styles and Ed Sheeran. Gallagher dismissed their craft as being inauthentic and lacking substance, labeling them as “fake songwriters.” These comments sparked a flurry of reactions from fans, fellow musicians, and the music community as a whole.
He said via Rolling Stone: “I never loved the Beach Boys. I was watching a documentary once, and I was like, hang on a minute. Who the f*ck’s this Van Dyke Parks? Oh, he’s the lyricist? It’s like, what? Brian Wilson didn’t even write the lyrics? Well, what the f*ck? Why is he revered as a great songwriter? And, um, Harry Styles and Ed Sheeran and all the rest of them, I’m sorry.”
What could Noel be saying, fans thought? Well, it’s pretty clear that he doesn’t like “fake songwriters,” and he’s labeling Ed Sheeran and Harry Styles in that list.
He went on: “You’re not telling me Harry Styles is currently in a room somewhere writing a song. With any joy, he’ll be surrounded by a lot of girls. I can assure you he’s not got an acoustic guitar out trying to write a middle eight for something.”
Harry Styles and Ed Sheeran, both immensely successful artists in their own right, have garnered a massive following and critical acclaim for their music. Styles has ventured into a more diverse and eclectic sound since his One Direction days, while Sheeran has achieved global recognition for his heartfelt and relatable songwriting. Their commercial success and broad appeal have undeniably resonated with millions of fans worldwide.