Danny Worsnop Thinks Asking Alexandria Used to Have “Artistic Integrity”
Here’s a fun quote from a new Alt Press interview with former Asking Alexandria singer Danny Worsnop:
“My priority always lies with my art, and that has never changed and will never change. I ended up leaving [Asking Alexandria] because it lost the art to me. It lost its artistic integrity in my eyes. It was just selling out and that’s not what I do.”
Worsnop doesn’t go into any further detail as to how AA allegedly lost their artistic integrity. As we’ve discussed many times here on MetalSucks, “selling out” is a term people misuse quite a bit. To be clear: a band is only selling out if they make a change to their aesthetic specifically in order to sell albums, not because they have sincere desire to do so.
That being the case… since there’s no goddamn difference between Asking Alexandria’s music with or without Worsnop, and since Worsnop seems to now be concentrating on non-metal music, I would assume Worsnop means to imply none of that band’s members are still passionate about their signature sound.
Actually, I’m lying — I would not assume that. I would assume Worsnop said something because he knew it would be insulting to his former bandmates, not because he has any particular understanding regarding the nature of that insult. Remember: this is a guy whose mastery of the English language is roughly on par with that of a second grader. I suspect he does not often give thought to the actual meaning behind what he says.
Whatever, though — I actually really love that Worsnop said this, and I’ll tell you why: because he is inevitably going to rejoin Asking Alexandria at some point, and then he’s going to have walk these kinds of statements back. And THAT is gonna be really, really entertaining. Watching somebody else break into a flop sweat if always fun for the whole family, no?