In a new interview with UK’s The Sun, Tom Petty blames America’s ‘obsession’ with celebrity and over-consumption on The Kardashians.
Recalling ‘simpler’ times before reality tv, he said:
“I’m old enough to have lived in a country where, if you were willing to work hard, you could have a fairly nice life,” he said. “You could support a family and even get a shot at owning your home, but you never thought you’d get a swimming pool. Now the culture has hypnotized people into thinking they’re really nothing if they’re not wealthy and a Kardashian.”
Petty did look ahead to his new album Hypnotic Eye which comes out July 29th.
Listen to some new songs below and stream the entire album HERE.