Neil Young Talks About The Current State Of The Music Industry And More On “Colbert”
Chatting With Neil Young
A few weeks ago, we learned about Neil Young’s upcoming live album, EARTH, which uniquely mixed his tracks with sounds from the animal kingdom. The 98-minute uninterrupted album consists of 11 songs which Neil described as “more like a giant radio show.” Anyway, he promoted EARTH (which is set to be released on June 17, by the way) during his guesting on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and just like his album, this interview has no stops. The folk rock legend shared his opinion on Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders (Spoiler: he too feels the Bern!), his strong stance against GMO products and the Monsanto company (he engaged in a heated conversation with a life-size GMO corn), and he introduced us to his chocolate-shaped musical instrument PONO.
But perhaps one of the most notable things he said was this:
“I missed the memo that said that albums are not happening anymore,” Young said. “It’s all about albums being a ripoff and only one song is good on the album so that’s all you need to get … Singles are great; it’s just that there is more to it than singles. There’s more to love than the first kiss.”