Arcade Fire frontman uploaded song after tweeting about modern music
“There’s lots of problems with modern music, but the problems aren’t Beyoncé, Kanye, or Beck,” Butler wrote. You can listen to his mash-up below.
Last week, a SoundCloud user mashed up Beck’s 1993 hit ‘Loser’ with Beyonce’s ‘Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)’. The track came following an incident that occurred at the 2015 Grammy Awards over the weekend when Kanye West pretended to interrupt Beck’s Album Of The Year acceptance speech.
Speaking after the event, West had been quoted as calling Beck’s Album of the Year win “disrespectful to inspiration” and that it was “diminishing art”. However, he later claimed that he was criticising the Grammy judges rather than Beck himself.
West told reporters: “I wasn’t saying Beck, I said the Grammys. Beck knows Beyoncé should have won.” He continued: “I love Beck, but he didn’t have the album of the year.”
Meanwhile, Beck seemed to agree with Kanye’s initial sentiments, laughing off West’s behaviour by saying: “I was just so excited he was coming up. He deserves to be on stage as much as anybody. How many great records has he put out in the last five years, right?”
Beck even went as far as agreeing that Beyoncé should have beaten him: “Absolutely. I thought she was going to win. Come on, she’s Beyoncé!”
Beck’s latest album ‘Morning Phase’ beat Beyoncé’s self-titled album to the Album Of The Year prize.
Arcade Fire won Album Of The Year at the 2011 Grammy Awards for ‘The Suburbs’.