My Bloody Valentine has spoken out on Spotify for making "bullshit" lyrics to some of their hits available to its users.
"I just noticed that Spotify has been releasing fake lyrics to our songs without our knowledge," the band tweeted. “These lyrics are actually completely false and offensive. We're not sure where they got it from, probably one of those bullshit texts is sitting on the internet.”
I just noticed that without our knowledge, Spotify has been posting fake lyrics for our songs. These lyrics are actually completely wrong and offensive. We're not sure where they got them from, probably from one of those bullshit lyrics sites on the internet
— my bloody valentines day (@MBVofficial) January 20, 2022
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In November of last year, Spotfiy partnered with Musixmatch to give users instant access to the lyrics of the songs they're listening to.
Although the incorrect lyrics have been removed from Spotify, they are still available on Musixmatch.
Cocteau Twins' Simon Raymonde highlighted a similar issue, saying that the lyrics Spotify provides are "nonsense" and that "if we had wanted our lyrics to be posted somewhere, we would have done it over 30 years ago." “.
That's a blow given that My Bloody Valentine only decided in March to upload their catalog to streaming services after signing with Domino Records.
In 1991, singer Kevin Shields told 3AM Eternal that he didn't even give the music publishers the lyrics and that a girl "listens to the songs and writes down what she thinks she's singing. And that's what she gives them. It's actually more their lyrics than mine. And some of the discrepancies are hilarious.”
The band also revealed that they are working on two new albums. One of these should complete recording by the end of 2021.
Shields told the New York Times that the first album would be "warm and melodic," while the second would be more experimental.
"I don't want to want to be making the next record when I'm 70," says Shields. "I think it would be cooler to do one now."
The band's second album loveless was released with their following album in 1991 m b v will be released in 2013.
Hopefully we won't have to wait that long for the next part.