REDISCOVERING MUSIC PT. 1
What happened to music? Wait… what happened to me?! One of us changed. Fortunately and unfortunately, I think it was me. Well, that’s the more apparent answer in this situation.
I’ll be honest, friends. It’s been a tough couple of months. I’ve realized why I keep coming up short in my search for new music…it’s because I’m looking in the wrong places. As much as I’ve tried, and as much as it hurts for me to say it, the reason I feel like I’m not finding anything new is because there hardly is anything new in popular music. There… I said it. I know… this is a controversial subject. Don’t hate me yet. This thought and statement has lead me on a wild goose chase to cleanse and nourish my musical pallet, and the things that I found, appreciated and enjoyed might make some people question my sanity. It certainly has done that for me, but it’s also lead me to create the most personal music I’ve ever composed.
Rather than bore you with the entire tale in one sitting, and since it’s still playing out, I’m going to try and have a few posts regarding this subject matter. My goal isn’t to convince you that pop music is a bad thing, or a non-evolving genre, but to simply encourage you to dig deeper for something new when the notion strikes. I think as musicians and music appreciators, in an industry that’s changing so quickly in the business sense, it’s more important than ever to try and push the envelope of the music we encourage artists to create. How do we do that? By digging deeper. By rediscovering music.