Reckon women in music are having a bit of a moment right now? Well so does Mark Ronson, whose recently released album Late Night Feelings featured a roster of entirely female collaborators.

We were lucky enough to have a sit-down and a chat with Ronson, who talked about how the album ended up that way. “I don’t want to get in trouble for saying this, but there’s not as many interesting male artists around right now,” Ronson said. “Or maybe the emotional vulnerability that female pop stars have… I don’t feel the same thing from maybe some of the male counterparts.”

Ronson singled out artists like Ariana Grande and Miley Cyrus, who are able to turn their personal and emotional experiences into music in a very immediate way. “It’s so ballsy … Ariana has a break-up, she fucking tweets about it, the next day she writes a song about it, the next day she puts it out. It’s so confessional and instant. You know, same thing with Miley, that more confessional, emo style.

“I mean, maybe Bieber will make like a really honest, emotionally open song as well, but just, as it is right now, it seems like females are pulling a little bit more weight.”

You can check out our interview with him below:

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