My daughter is a typical teenager. She's into 1D (oh the drama over yesterday's announcement!) 5SOS and Austin Mahone. This morning, when "Fifth Harmony" came on she said something about the way the song makes her feel.
Then, it dawned on me why I relish my alone time in the car. Those bands today make me FEEL NOTHING. Their music is just background noise to me. I don't even really hear it. That's not quite true. Sam Smith makes me want to cut myself. Gosh, dude, life ain't that bad, you know? (Okay, I do love Austin Mahone the best out of her music.)
The real annoyance is the in-between music on the radio stations. All the beat songs about booty and the "using of women" turns me into an instant mother. Remember having one of those keyboards that made all the rhythm buttons? That's what so much of that dance music sounds like now. Someone turned on the beat button and moans about how hot they are, or someone else is. And I realize, I sound like my grandma, but dang. Music is in bad shape these days.
There are the bright spots: Ed Sheeran, John Legend, Adele and Bruno Mars to name a few. I'm sure there are more, but I really don't care if I ever hear another collaboration with Flo-rida or Pitbull. The way they make me feel? Annoyed.
Granted, I believe I grew up in the best era of music. Remember that Foreigner Four album? Or REO's Hi Infidelity? Styx's Paradise Theater? You could literally listen to those entire albums. ELO, the Eagles, Journey, Queen. Aw, the good ol' days when songs weren't forgettable.
Maybe because we didn't have to make sorry videos to go with the music?
What music from today makes you feel something?