disclaimer note: in this blog i am addressing the artistic side of music (sound and creativity and self expression) not the moral side or anything like that.. only the artistic integrity side
sidenote: her friend on the left of her in the car (her left, not yours.. red dress) is madd entertaining to me
i don't get why so many people hate on this song/video
when i first heard it i thought it was dope.. its actually original.. when i first heard it i was AMAZED.. like wow someone made a song that appears different!
i don't get why people say certain music is dumb or whatever.. like to me what's dumb is sounding like everything else
people say its stupid but to me its.. how can i put it.. pleasantly quirky.. like i don't see how its a negative to be yourself
like how she talks about something as trivial as which seat to sit in.. people say its dumb but i say its kinda humorous and (like i said) "quirky" .. i don't see how it is a NEGATIVE
and her voice is amazing to me.. like wow i've never heard someone sound like that, but its still audibly pleasing.. i appreciate this song, its as if someone made a song without studying other songs first
its like a song that breaks music theory almost.. i've been appreciating artists who can achieve that for YEARS.. like tricky for example.. he is a major example because he created his own genre (trip-hop)
but come to think of it, pretty much every artist i like has done something very remarkable, original, creative, etc
i remember a long time ago i had a discussion with a girl.. she said "i hate nelly furtado, her voice sounds so weird" .. i was like "yeah exactly, that's what makes it good"
and i could tell the girl never thought of it like that.. to me, originality is what makes something worth listening to
i have a hard time seeing why people diss this song or other things like it
"pool boy.. what else is like this song?"
ok u want to know what rebecca black's song reminds me of?
yep.. "crank that" from soulja boy
this was the exact same sort of thing when it came out as what rebecca black's song is today
it was original, it was a young person's song.. a new style, a different sort of construction
it came off as foreign and it was met with so much hate.. like no joke the first time i saw the crank that video i was like "wow this is dope"
i don't get why a person would say soulja boy sucks.. a lot of "legit" artists don't even write their own songs but soulja boy had multiple mixtapes out before this song even hit the airwaves
he wrote all his own lyrics, made his own beats, he even made his own dances and people still said he sucked.. HOW DOES THAT SUCK!?
just from a creativity and artistic standpoint.. how can u say that sucks?
personally, i was amazed at crank that because i'd never heard a voice used the way he used it on the chorus.. like if u listen to the beat there's really not much to it.. its really the vocals that bring that song to life.. to me that is an audible accomplishment, like when do u hear a rap song with that kind of build-up effect? its almost like a rock song.. and come to think of it.. travis barker did do a drum remix of it.. personally i don't see how people miss what made it work.. its as if people have no power of perception
or its like people diss something and everyone else jumps on the bandwagon
like for example.. i don't listen to celine dion.. but i'm not going to go around talking about how awful her music is, its just NOT FOR ME.. just because something is not for u doesn't mean its awful
sidenote: soulja boy's new mixtape cover is pretty cool imo
so my point in writing this entry is mainly to say my view is that from an artistic standpoint, its not really fair or right to say someone is terrible just because its wildly new or unheard of or it appears dumb at first sight
DONT GET ME WRONG, i don't sit around listening to rebecca black or soulja boy i'm just saying that TO ME, they have just as much a right to do their music as anyone else.. if it sounds different or "stupid" or "weird" i think that is normally a positive in such a dry and boring musical landscape