Jack Antonoff Compares Taylor Swift To Michael Jackson, Shades Lady Gaga & Katy Perry

Taylor Swift is real — you know, like the King Of Pop. Lady Gaga and Katy Perry? They just make disposable garbage. Or at least so muses fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff in GQ, with which he took part in an interview to promote his new album Strange Desire with side project Bleachers.

Antonoff puts it this way to the men’s publication: “Taylor Swift is cool, because she’s the closest thing today that hearkens to Michael Jackson — to great, great pop music. There’s a difference between her and Gaga and Katy Perry and Lily Allen and all that. It all feels throwaway, comparatively.”

Interestingly, this very sentiment — the lack of real depth and overall superficiality in pop — is something Lily Allen herself explored recently with her own song “Hard Out Here” and its accompanying music video. Maybe Jack Antonoff didn’t catch that one? More »