‘She was great and she still is’ says Young of Britain’s Got Talent singer
Neil Young has revealed he is a fan of Britain’s Got Talent singer Susan Boyle.
Boyle, who finished second to Diversity in the 2009 series of Britain’s Got Talent, had a No 1 album in the UK and US the same year with ‘I Dreamed A Dream’. The Scottish singer’s most recent album ‘Hope’ reached No 13 in 2014.
Young compared Boyle to Adele in Q, saying: “Some of Adele’s records are great. I think she’s genuine, she’s real. You can’t really get her to fit into the box. She’s a little like Susan Boyle. Susan Boyle was great. She still is.”
Young recently released live album ‘Earth’, and finished a UK arena tour earlier this month (June 11). He has also been promoting his high-quality MP3 player Pono.
Admitting that Pono has been struggling for sales, Young said: “I like my music the way I make it now, as close as I can get it.” Asked if he would consider partnering Pono with a large organisation, Young said: “Only if I had complete control over the quality. I don’t care about making money, that’s not what I’m about. And so far, there’s no danger of that happening.”
Young revealed he rarely sees concerts now, and may not see the other musicians he plays with at Desert Trip festival in October. Young plays with Paul McCartney on October 8 and 15 on a bill in California also starring The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Roger Waters and The Who over the two weekends.