Old vs. New
When we think about music or songs in general, a few things come to mind, for example, genres, tunes, artists, old music, new music, etc.
What is that, though? Old and new, music is music.
Well, I can't be the only one who has noticed how different songs are these days (not each one, of course). I think that artists these days don't pay as much attention to meaningful and deep lyrics as they used to. I feel like commercial music has become the "trend of the moment," catchy tunes with meaningless lyrics.
Maybe that's what preferred these days, catchy with no deep meaning?
I love some good music, with deep lyrics and an outstanding performance from the artist. Autotune is not for me. I don't enjoy it. I'd rather have the song have no lyrics at all, honestly.
But that is just my opinion; maybe I am stuck to the old ways of making music and haven't advanced at all.
One of the biggest reasons many people like modern music is that they have to like it. Think about it, you must have listened to a song that seemed ridiculous, and you didn't like it. But as you listened to it more and more, you started to enjoy listening to it. It is a basic psychological technique. If you listen to anything for an extended amount of time, you begin to enjoy it. Many popular songs are shown in the movies, played on the radio, played in malls, and so on. You can't escape it. So you also start to like it because you have listened to it long enough. In the 20th cent, artists had to be amazingly good to win our hearts. If they weren't, they were forgotten. So the music industry was much more selective, which means that those artists were among the best in the world.