In a recent interview, former Oasis musician and frontman of The High Flying Birds, Noel Gallagher, did not hold back in expressing his opinions on multi-Grammy-winning vocalist Adele. When asked about his thoughts on Adele’s chart-topping hits, Gallagher responded with a rather harsh critique, deeming the whole discography “offensive” and referring to it as “fucking Cilla Black.” His unfiltered remarks left no doubt about his disapproval of the acclaimed singer’s musical offerings.
Despite his disdain for Adele’s music, Gallagher did mention that he could envision collaborating with her in the future. He humorously contemplated a scenario where he would retire from live shows and focus on songwriting. In this scenario, he would pen songs and have Adele sing them, potentially elevating his compositions to new heights. Gallagher even cheekily entertained the idea of passing a future song to Scottish pop star Lewis Capaldi, anticipating Capaldi’s unique touch in making it a hit.
According to NME – Gallagher’s candid criticism of mainstream pop artists is not a novelty. In the past, he openly expressed his disdain for girl group Little Mix and took aim at The 1975, branding them “sh*t” and asserting they are not rock. He questioned their Best Rock Band win at the BRITs, claiming it misrepresented what true rock music represents. Gallagher’s unapologetic opinions showcase his dedication to the guitar-driven genre and lament the marginalization of guitar music in the current music landscape.
In contrast, Adele’s star continues to rise, securing her place as one of the best-selling musicians of all time, with numerous chart-toppers and millions of record sales worldwide. Her remarkable success has been acknowledged by her inclusion in the prestigious Sunday Times Rich List, which recognizes the UK’s wealthiest individuals under the age of 35, alongside other music heavyweights like Ed Sheeran and Harry Styles.
While Gallagher’s outspoken remarks may raise eyebrows, they also underscore his unwavering commitment to his musical principles. As the British music scene evolves and embraces diverse genres, Gallagher remains a steadfast advocate for guitar music and continues to captivate audiences with his band, The High Flying Birds. Their latest album, ‘Council Skies,’ garnered considerable attention, peaking at Number Two on the UK album charts in a tight race with the Foo Fighters.
In the ever-changing landscape of the music industry, Noel Gallagher’s voice stands out, not just for his songs but also for his unfiltered opinions on mainstream pop artists. Love him or loathe him, his passion for music and commitment to his beliefs continue to make waves in the music world. As the industry evolves, it’s clear that Noel Gallagher’s voice won’t be silenced anytime soon.