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Charlie Simpson: 'Digital music is too disposable'

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Charlie Simpson has described today's online music culture as "disposable".

The singer, who releases his new EP Farmer And His Gun this week, said that putting out individual tracks on the internet has affected the way full albums are created.

Simpson told Digital Spy: "I just like EPs. I like the fact you get a few songs - singles just seem so boring. It's nice to put a couple of extra tunes on there.

"The culture of people just buying one song, I don't really like that. I'd rather people bought a chunk of music instead of one song. It feels kind of disposable."

On the decline of the albums market, he said: "One of the problems... is that they have become a collection of songs rather than a body of work and people can pick them apart. When I used to buy albums you had to listen to the whole thing.

"Obviously you could skip bits, but now people can just go and buy the odd song here and there. Albums aren't intended to be written like that."

Simpson is currently on his UK tour, which hits Sheffield tonight before heading to Newcastle and Edinburgh.

> Read Digital Spy's full interview with Charlie Simpson

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