Former Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher recently argued that “the band thing” is “pretty dead” right now.
In addition to his, he talked about how people shouldn’t pursue a career in music to get famous but out of passion and love for their art.
It is needless to mention how the times have altered since Oasis’s emerged to take over the world. Noel feels that the world wouldn’t be able to see a similar band ever again.
“You have to accept that, the great stories we all see in the documentaries — it’s not possible anymore. I don’t think the story of five guys from a council estate, who are gonna do what we did, is possible anymore.”
However, Noel believes that it’s not all doom and gloom. He said:
“That being said, if you are good, you’ll get there. There’s no question about it… But the music business has changed.”
One of those changes, as per the former Oasis & current High Flying Birds star, means that bands are much less likely to find success, even though he considers good songwriting to still be of value:
“I think the band thing, at the moment, it’s pretty dead. But songwriting is really fucking important. I mean, there’s not one piece of [advice] you could say, ‘Well, if you do this, you’re gonna get that,’ it doesn’t work like that. If you’re into writing songs, write as many as you can. And then, play them to other people, and then somebody will play [them] to somebody else, and use whatever the mediums are to get it out there.
“But you shouldn’t get into it to be famous or to be successful. The music itself is the reward. That’s what it is. You know, the greatest gift I ever got from ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger’ was the fucking song itself. In quiet times, when I’m at home, I play that song to myself, I sing it to myself. That’s the greatest reward.”