During a chat with Interview, Korn’s Jonathan Davis and Evanescence’s Amy Lee shared their thoughts on the current music scene. The duo say that people have a tendency to focus more on personality instead of talent these days.
Here’s an excerpt from the discussion:
DAVIS: I’m totally into talent. It seems like music has moved on to a place where it doesn’t matter about talent. It’s about how talented the engineer is at faking everything.
LEE: And it has become so much about personalities too, right? I feel like that’s like the new generation. It’s more about a personality than the actual song. I’ve seen their Instagram but like, what is their music? What does that mean to you? But I don’t want to be the old person complaining…
DAVIS: I know. I am old now.
LEE: We’re purists. We’re allowed to say it.
DAVIS: In the long run, it’s cool because everybody’s enjoying music. That’s all that matters.
LEE: There’s still a lot of good stuff out there. The world of rock, especially heavy rock, has just grown and expanded a whole bunch. And I am really excited about what is happening with our tour with all the different openers instead of one. It ended up being this rad combination of cool things.