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Jay Kay 'unfulfilled' by pop music

Jamiroquai singer Jay Kay has blasted modern pop music and Lady Gaga, saying he quit the music industry because stars were manipulated by record labels.
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Jamiroquai singer Jay Kay quit the music industry because stars were manipulated by record labels.

The singer said he found being a pop star "unfulfilling" by the time he left music behind in 2006, and said his group can't be compared to stars like Lady Gaga, who he sees as a "money making freak".

He said: "Lady Gaga is a money-making freak for her label. Jamiroquai are not like that. We do music, not marketing.

"I left because I was finding the job unfulfilling. I was tired of going onto kids' TV programmes to promote myself. We're a proper, jamming band. That's why we're called Jam-iroquai!"

He also said modern pop music doesn't connect with him in the way he imagines music should.

Jay, 40, added to the Daily Mail newspaper: "Music should have a flavour to it and I don't think a lot of what's going on today has that,' he says, choosing his words carefully. I listened to the top five songs recently and they did nothing for me."

Jay - who has sold over 25 million records in his career - also denied he is now staging a comeback, with his new album 'Rock Dust Light Star' saying he only makes music because of the buzz he gets from it.

He said: "This is in my blood. Money doesn't come into it. I get a buzz from writing songs."

'Rock Dust Light Star' is available now.

Posted on 5 Nov 2010 16:30 to category : Music News

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