What’s always mystified and disappointed me about a lot of artists — big artists like Elton John or Bruce Springsteen — is the way they continue to write for a shared space. Their music is less concentrated and feels less valuable as they get older. They have this unique position to address their specifics of experience, and they don’t. If we sat together with a six pack and some Adderall, we could probably write a Bruce Springsteen song now. And that’s a shame. We shouldn’t be able to do that.
Will Oldham