Something about the Rolling Stone interview feels a little weird to me. He comes across pretty agitated and it’s a bit strange, no matter how anti-Ellen you are, for a whole article to be focused on just her.
I think there is more nuance to the situation that is probably more related to the broader ethics of making children stars and the emotional impact of fleeting viral fame, rather than Ellen being this huge Disney villain. But it’s his truth, so far be it from me to tell him how to frame it.
I need to properly wade into the album. I’ve long abandoned the hope of an album with Yours, Black on Black and Dancing Next to Me as a template, so I am going in expectations fully managed.