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Westlife say that pop music is "too cool" and '"samey"

In an interview with MUZU.TV, Westlife members Kian Egan and Mark Feehily, criticise pop music by calling it "samey" and "too cool".

Egan, who will be one of the judges on The Voice Ireland, thinks that music acts today are doing the same thing:

"They are just trying to make music for radio instead of just making music... The variation of music that young people are listening to now, it's just the same thing with a different melody. It's just the same beat with a different melody on top...I think it's getting a big samey-samey, I think it needs a bit of a change-up again".

Feehily added that the current X Factor contestants won't be the ones to bring about this change that they want to see:

"Honestly, I don't know if there is anybody in this year's UK X Factor that will change the face of music, I don't really think there is..."

The singer adds that with acts like Ed Sheeran and Lana Del Rey, their "talents will always shine through", but there is room for "a big mainstream pop act...with Lady Gaga and Rihanna being more edgy".

The full interview is available on MUZU.TV but you can check out a snippet of the interview with Kian Egan and Mark Feehily below, along with a video from Lana Del Rey, who Feehily describes as a "chilled-out version of Amy Winehouse":