Joss Stone has finally said what we've all been waiting for someone to say, that Lady Gaga's eccentric clothes are overshadowing her talent.
“I know the shock value is good and gets people to watch you, but actually [Gaga] can sing songs and she can play piano, and it just feels like [her look] might overshadow what talent she does have," Stone tells CYInterview while promoting her latest album.
AMEN! I'm so glad someone finally said it, hasn't anyone realized that we continue praising Gaga for doing the same thing performance artists and runway models have been doing since the beginning of time. Gaga, just sing your songs about mermaid hookers falling in love, or whatever it is you write songs about, and cut the schtick.
"I think that people are having to do really crazy things to shock people now, to get people's attention...I would never want something I'm wearing or the way I'm dancing or something to overshadow what I'm doing. I'd rather grab people's attention with my voice," says Stone.
I'm gonna go out on a limb here, but I'm guessing Joss Stone is probably in the group of people who think meat is for eating, and not for wearing.
Stone thinks that Madonna created the trend of modern singers using gimmicks and unusual fashion statements to sell records:
Stone tells New York Post "[Madonna] was not the best singer in the world, but she was awesome with her shock tactics...She inspired all sorts of other girls to do that. But I don't know, I just think music's kind of important too," Says Stone.
Wow, that wasn't subtle at all. Lady Gaga always say in interviews that she doesn't comment on other artists, which is probably a good thing.
"You've gotta know where that line is, especially when you are good at singing," says Stone.
Joss was on a roll during this interview and had more digs for the two men plotting to rob her London home, 'It is ridiculous," says Stone, "but you gotta see the humor in it. Look at this, picture this, there's two guys, come down from Manchester. They spend all this money in coming down here which is really stupid to rob my safe, that I do not have...I just think it's quite funny."
Well, at least she has a sense of humor about it? I would kind of freak out if two dudes came to my house with samurai swords, just sayin.
Joss Stone, who's obviously talented and doesn't really care about the spotlight, has just formed the most random supergroup. Her new band features Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger, one half of Eurythmics Dave Stewart, reggae artist Damian Marley and Indian film composer A.R. Rahman. This collection of artists are calling themselves SuperHeavy.
I'm guessing this new band won’t appear onstage at the Grammy's in a giant egg. Just a hunch.