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Biffy Clyro too selfish to write pop hits

By | Published on Friday 1 March 2013

Biffy Clyro

Biffy Clyro would in principle like to write hits for more popstars – ie not just Matt Cardle – but frontman Simon Neil is probably too selfish for that to happen. This isn’t a statement out of the blue, mind. The band have apparently been asked to work with Leona Lewis and Robbie Williams.

Neil told The Daily Star: “We got asked to have a writing session with Leona Lewis and play on Robbie Williams’ record ‘Take The Crown’. Writing for others is something I’d love to do once we slow down as a band. But if you write a song that you think is one of the best ever, and it’s not for our band, I don’t know if I’d be happy giving it away. I’m a wee bit selfish about it, plus we’ve got enough side projects, so we’ve got other outlets. It’s a beautiful thing to sit and write songs all day”.

As for how the Robbie offer came about, he continued: “The guy who produced Robbie’s record – Jacknife Lee – is a friend of ours. I was at his house and he was in the middle of it when he asked me. If we’d had time we might have but I don’t think Robbie needs our help”.

Oh, I don’t know about that.