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'I like upsetting people': Steven Wilson interviewed

Michael Hann talks to the cult rock star Steven Wilson about why it’s harder to write a pop song than prog

27 February 2021

9:00 AM

27 February 2021

9:00 AM

Steven Wilson is going about becoming a pop musician entirely the wrong way. For one thing, he’s into his fifties, not typically the point in life at which budding chart-botherers launch their assault on hearts and minds. For another, in an age in which pop stardom and identity politics have become entwined — in cultural discourse, at least, even if not necessarily in your teenager’s listening habits — he has everything going against him.

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