Foster The People On The Ever-Popular "Lyrics Diss"
The lyrical diss: it's nothing new in pop music. There are modern day examples (Beyonce's "Best Thing I Never Had") as well as ol-skool (Carly Simon's "You're So Vain") and of course, it's ever present in the world of hip-hop (Nas's erm, extreme "Ether" kiss-off to Jay-Z). MTV Canada spoke to alt-rockers Foster The People during their appearance at Lollapalooza this past August, and they had the following to say about throwing somebody under the bus through songwriting:
"[Our] friend and Katy Perry used to date. She wrote a song about him that's pretty harsh ('Ur So Gay') after they broke up. [We] did that before, when [we] were young, fresh, wet-behind-the-ears songwriters, and it's just not a nice thing to do to somebody."
Who knew that the dude Katy Perry was dissing in her uber-harsh single was a friend of Foster The People? On that note, it's kind of refreshing that FTP have taken this approach to songwriting, because airing your dirty laundry in your lyrics might come back to haunt you. Way to take the high road, gentlemen!
- Mary Lambert Doesn't Have Any "Secrets" To Hide
- Nick Jonas Ditches His Squeaky-Clean Image In "Chains" Video
- Katy Perry's "This Is How We Do" Video Is Making Us Hungry
- It's Here! Listen To Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj's "Bang Bang"
- WATCH Hilary Duff Go Beachin' In Her "Chasing The Sun" Video
- These 9 Country Songs Pretty Much Define Summertime
- Sarah McLachlan Admits She Was "Musically Nowhere" To CBS Sunday Morning