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Morrissey slams ‘obvious and predictable’ Sam Smith

Morrissey slams ‘obvious and predictable’ Sam Smith

Morrissey and Sam Smith.

Morrissey has slammed fellow British singers Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran as ‘obvious and predictable.’

The 56-year-old former Smiths frontman made the comments during a rant about the music industry, which he said had become too controlled.

‘There are no bands or singers who become successful without overwhelming marketing. There are no surprise stories,’ he told Boulder Weekly.

‘Everything is stringently controlled, obvious and predictable and has exactly the same content.’

‘So we are now in the era of marketed pop stars, which means that the labels fully control the charts, and consequently the public has lost interest.’

Morrissey then singled out Sheeran and Smith for criticism.

‘It’s very rare that a record label does something for the good of music. Thus we are force-fed such as Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith, which at least means that things can’t possibly get any worse,’ he explained.

‘It is sad, though. There’s no spontaneity now, and it all seems to be unsalvageable.’