The singer/songwriter talks sudden stardom, American girls and the dangers of being friends with Robert Pattinson.
Did you think Robert Pattinson was the only cute Brit who shies away from interviews? Last week in New York we caught up with singer/songwriter Bobby Long, a Twilight soundtrack crooner, longtime friend of Robert Pattinson and member of the ever-higher-profile “Brit Pack” that also includes actors/musicians/longtime Pattinson mates Tom Sturridge, Sam Bradley and Marcus Foster. Bobby Long is preparing to release his first studio album this summer, and if it’s anything like he says it is, then you want to start downloading Bobby Long now.
Bobby Long’s “Let Me Sign” for Twilight and “Who Have You Been Loving?” from his first album Dirty Pond Songs have put him on the map in mainstream music and in front of, yep, gaggles of female audiences who are screaming to ride the British boy bandwagon. In the basement of New York’s famed Mercury Lounge, we thought Bobby Long couldn’t get any more candid…until he climbed onstage.
LimeLife: (laughter) Many of them, yes. And ever since we heard “Let Me Sign” in it, your name just continues to stay in the news. I know you’re good friends with Robert Pattinson, and two weeks ago he was jokingly shouting your name for Marcus Foster to play some Bobby Long.
Bobby Long: The funniest thing about that right, is just that…it’s just a few mates joking around. All that was is just Rob enjoying himself at his mate’s show, right. Like, before my show, a mutual friend will shout out, “Play a Marcus Foster song” or “Play a Sam Bradley song” or something…like, “Play a song by Cher.”
(More laughter erupts around the Mercury Lounge basement.)
Bobby Long: It’s just winding each other up. It’s just a friendly thing. And then Rob’s getting criticized for it.
LimeLife: I don’t think it was criticism. It was just a fun story when we reported on it.
Bobby Long: But the comments on it! He hasn’t been criticized by the media, but criticized by people. I read [one comment], it said, “He’s a bastard.” It’s just like, “Oh, f*ck off.” That kind of stuff is funny. I just laugh. It’s something to show your nan, that’s all it is, then you get back to your day job. It’s just funny that someone reports that and sends it off, that someone spent 15 minutes of their life reporting it. source source2
the Brit Pack love each other so much. <3