Many people would consider Taylor Swift the current queen of country music but there are some that do not even consider her country at all. The Emperors of Wyoming are set to release their debut album and the band have admitted that they do not believe that Taylor Swift is a country artist but is now more of a pop act.
Butch Vig explained to Digital Spy, “Any sort of genre, whether it's electronic music or hip-hop, you default to tendencies. I always looked at Nashville as two schools there. There's the old school - pedal steel and twangy vocals. Then there's the new school, which is more pop and can sometimes crossover to commercial radio. Taylor Swift for example, to me she's not country at all. She's a pop artist.”
He added, “I don't really know where we fit in. Obviously we don't live in Nashville, so I doubt if we'll ever really be embraced by the community there, but I think that anybody who's really into songwriting will appreciate some of the songs.”
The Emperors of Wyoming are set to release their debut album, which is the self titled The Emperors of Wyoming, on September 17 courtesy of Proper Records.