America Needs Post Modern Jukebox
At one point and time, Pop music was actually somewhat barely in the 80s. A new kind of music emerged with all sorts of bells and whistles. Letting go of the instruments, big bands and even singing itself in exchange for dance routines, model like figures and full coverage of their love life and other aspects of their day to day existence that had almost nothing to do with actually singing. In the 90’s we had N’Sync, Back Street Boys, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and so many more. In the 2000’s we had Jennifer Lopez, Kelly Clarkson, Gwen Stefani, Fergie etc. And nowadays in the 2010’s we have the infamous Justin Bieber, America’s sweetheart Taylor Swift, sexed up Katy Perry, weirdly awesome Lady gaga, no booty Miley Cyrus, Kesha etc.
You can not flip through radio stations with out listening to multiple of their songs, which often sound very similar to one another, again and again. Songs about falling in love, falling out of love, not being understood, partying like no one is watching, getting back at that significant other that screwed you over and other teen angst. They use auto tune, they do not write their own songs, they follow the lead of the record company instead of making actual music. The end result is this annoying white noise that causes you to either cringe or go insane because the song is sickeningly catchy. The fad never lasts however, every Taylor Swift song that has come out always gets in my brain and will not go away until the next T Swift song comes out and I instantly forget the last one. The cycle happens again and again and again.
But then this happened…