Playing the part of "Crusty Old Man Who Doesn't Like Today's Music" is . . .ELTON JOHN.
In a recent interview, Elton gave some props to FATHER JOHN MISTY, because he, quote, "reminds me a little bit of me the way he writes songs." He also likes a young singer named CONAN GRAY. . . particularly a song called"Heather".
And as far as contemporary music, that's about it. Elton says, quote, "[Conan is] the only person in the American Spotify Top 50 to actually write the song without anybody else.
"Everybody else there's four or five writers . . . you look at most of the records in the charts, they're not real songs. They're bits and pieces and it's nice to hear someone write a proper song.
"I like people who write songs. And there's plenty of people that do but a lot of them don't get played on the radio because they're too sophisticated and we get songs made by a computer all the time and I'm not interested in that."
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