Serge Pizzorno reveals why songwriting teams “lack soul”

"I just have time for that band that gets in a room and smashes it."

Serge Pizzorno has revealed his disdain for tracks that are written by songwriting teams, claiming that they lack the soul that is present in songs performed by the artist that initially wrote them.

The Kasabian guitarist and songwriter admitted to Metro that musicians share more of an emotional connection with their fans when they’re singing the lyrics that they personally penned.

“It’s the ‘writing team’ thing” Pizzorno admitted. 

“I understand it, it’s like American TV shows, the reason why they’re so great is because 15 people in a room write it.

“I can’t deny the tunes they’re writing. I just have time for that band that gets in a room and smashes it, or a singer/songwriter … you get them … you get a feeling of their soul.”

“I’m sure I speak on behalf of any songwriter trying to get something together,” the ‘Bless This Acid House’ rocker said. 

“You write one that’s great then someone comes along, ‘I wrote the top line melody’, I wrote the chorus – f*** you.'”

Yesterday, Kasabian announced one of their first shows for summer 2018 – an outdoor gig at Suffolk’s Thetford Forest.

The show is part of Forest Live, a series of woodland concerts that have previously hosted the likes of Ed Sheeran, Kaiser Chiefs, Elbow and more. The events take place around the country, raising money to improve the woodland for both people and wildlife.