I've had people ask me before, "why do you listen to X type of music? It's weird," and I'm all, "well for one, I am a musician so I appreciate the musical aspects of what these X and Y artists are doing." And plus, I really just cannot get into the super mainstream popular stuff. Alt pop? Yes. If it sounds ahead of its time, I'm all for it. In my world, progressive artists should be at the forefront of entertainment and the music industry. But somewhere, there are some corporate, entertainment industry big-wigs that say "THIS is popular or THAT is popular" and the masses blindly follow.
I don't want someone telling me what I should like. That is my decision, it's a deep part of my own identity and consciousness. I like music that sticks out and breaks the mold. It dares to be itself. Yet everyone is still raving about Bieber and Rhianna. Billions of views on YouTube and these artists aren't even on my radar. Help me understand this phenomenon. And it's like most people don't even comprehend or understand what I'm listening to, or see it's appeal, when to me it's literally borderline ground-breaking, next level art, that frequently oddly enough still has very likeable and pop melodies and tendencies, but somehow, people don't seem to grasp the appeal.
I don't understand it at all.