19 Sep 2018 Interview: Hugh Cornwell, The National

Hugh Cornwell will electrify the Dubai Opera tomorrow night
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"It is in trouble I would say, and there are a number of reasons for that,” he says. “The popularity of techno and hip-hop music today is part of that trend because both of these genres don’t have a focus on melody. And then you factor in all these talent shows and I do fear for the craft of songwriting."