British singer-songwriter George Ezra said “I don’t wonder” when asked why he changed the lyrics to his song “Green Green Grass” during the Platinum Jubilee performance. ..
He was 29 and played the song at a platinum party at the palace on June 4th outside Buckingham Palace to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Queen’s throne.
However, the lyrics “green green grass, blue blue sky, it’s better to have a party on the day I die” were edited to remove the reference to dying.
Ezra describes ITV’s Good Morning Britain: “When playing for the royal family, when they say’jump’, they jump. There is no doubt. “
Addition: “My view was that it would be more obvious to change it, and the problem is that it did.
“That’s what I’m asked about a lot now, and I just say:” Well, I didn’t mean to fight back, right? “
He added: “But to me, this song is like a celebration of life and the way I read it. I never consider it a funeral manifesto.”
The song was released as a single in April and preceded Ezra’s third album, the Gold Rush Kid. The album is currently set to reach number one on the official UK album charts.
Talking to presenters Susanna Reed and Richard Madrid about the success of the album, Ezra said: If that happens, it will be the third time. “
Ezra describes the album as follows: “Gold Rush Kid is an album. Since it was released on Friday, we have been performing shows all over the country.
“Meeting people in the store feels great, especially in the last few years.”
Ezra has won two number one albums with her debut album Wanted On Voyage released in 2014 and her second album Staying At Tamara’s released in 2018.
He is also preparing to release a documentary titled End To End following Ezra’s journey in 2021. It walks 1,200 miles in 95 days from Land’s End in southern England to John O’Groats, the northernmost tip of mainland England.
About this movie, he said:
“It took me three months to decide in 2020, but of course I couldn’t.
“And by the end of 2020, I had finished writing the album, so at this point there were directors, producers, and most important investors, all knocking on the door.” You are us. I’m renting a movie. “
“So I had to rethink how to walk, so I came up with the idea of visiting a musician during the walk.”
Along the way, he meets a musician, and after months of isolation, he discovers and reconnects to the country, looking back on his relationship with his music and live performances.
End To End also features Gold Rush Kid’s acoustic sets and tracks, providing insights into the process of bringing Ezra’s third album to life.
The documentary’s launch event in London will include an intimate live performance by Ezra, which will air to cinemas nationwide on August 29th.