“How many times do you want to listen to these things?
Quite recently on an episode of the George Ezra and Friends podcast, one of the most legendary British artists of our time, Sir Elton John had something to say to his fellow countryman, Ed Sheeran about his newfound popularity and break in the music world.
Pop artist Ed Sheehan has quite recently blown the music world apart with songs from his last album, one of which is the popular Shape of you. However, it seems that Sir Elton John might have a few words of doom for him. Elton expressed his unwillingness to listen to the song over and over again because he was done with that. It seems that most of Ed Sheeran’s fans have formed their opinions on what Sir Elton John had to say.
And on that note, the old singer said,
“You have a heyday, and you have a rest, and the heyday can never be replaced.”
Thinking back on his glory days, Elton said,
“After that, I had the common sense to know I’m not going to have a No.1 every time straight away. I knew someone else would take over. It’s cyclical.”
Now he wants the younger star to realize the same thing.
And after discovering this on his own, he would like to pass the knowledge off to young Ed.
“Ed will go through that, and I’ve talked to him about it. I’ve said, ‘There’ll come a time where this won’t happen every time, and you have to accept that.’”
But what does this mean? Are we to believe that Sir Elton John does not like the newfound success that The Shape of you has gotten Ed?
“On the (American radio) chart, which is the middle-of-the-road chart, Ed is still No.1, and Shape Of You is still in the chart.
“It’s like, ‘Why?’ How many times do you want to listen to these things?”
Sir Elton John should not be totally discounted since he has enjoyed far more successes in the half a century he has spent in the music industry selling more than 200 million records.
But then, there have been a lot of changes in the entertainment world between his time and now and Sir Elton John acknowledges that too because he revealed that,
“There was no celebrity culture [when I started out]. The word celebrity didn’t exist, you were either successful, or you were not.
“Now with the word celebrity you can be someone off Love Island, I don’t know who they are.
“To me, a celebrity is someone on top of their game, top film star, in music, whatever. I hate the word celebrity. You have to work for it, the people who don’t work for it and get it instantaneously are the ones who go…[bang], like that.”
In case you didn’t know, he doesn’t go outside anymore because of the “hateful” cellphones. He clearly expressed it when he said,
“I hate mobile phones, camera phones. I don’t go out anymore. There’s no privacy anymore. When I started out there were no mobile phones, no kind of paparazzi; we had it so easy.
“You can afford to be out of your mind and behave extraordinarily badly in public, and no one would be able to take a photograph, which I did many times! Unfortunately, that’s all changed with the advent of technology. Going out now is an effort.”
He does have a point though. Even regular people don’t have the option of being privately foolish. Almost any and everything gets recorded and turns up on the internet.