Thursday, January 21, 2016

Music: The Rock Kind

I am a girl, in my twenties, living in 2016. That comes with a lot of clichés. And one such cliché is that I am assumed to be a fan of Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, or any such pop star. But I'm not. I don't find their music attractive. It is just a lot of auto-tune and lot less of real vocal talent. Even the lyrics are shallow and have no meaning. Their music is like fast food, it provides quick comfort but not healthy at all in the long run.

Music, in my opinion, should be meaningful, moving and should be such that it leaves a mark on you. Music should be such that it moves your soul and makes you think. It should connect you to your inner self. The lyrics should be meaningful. Like a story. Music is not only about a beat that you can dance to, or a beat that categorizes you "Hip"/"Cool", if you listen to it. It is not about average singers who, with the help of auto-tuning software, act like the best thing that happened to music. Music is life and life is music. Real music should be like that.

The music that I really appreciate is Classic Rock. Eagles, Foreigner, Nirvana, RHCP, Journey, those are the real gourmet kind of music. The time of Eagles, Nirvana, is the time when music really reached its pinnacle. Real, eloquent lyrics combined with mind blowing guitar and melodies made this music timeless. It really is. This is the music anyone can relate to and enjoy, irrespective of their age, gender, ethnicity etc.
The lyrics from Already Gone by Eagles…….

“So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains
And we never even know we have the key.”

Isn’t it a lesson of life? The song talks about the juxtaposition of freedom and entrapment in life. How it is so entangled yet so glaringly simple.

Hotel California by Eagles is my favourite song. It is one of their most popular ones and it talks about life in the pop age. It is a song writing master piece. The subtle metaphors and vivid imagery used in the song makes you feel like a part of a story. You feel like you are the one driving down the dark desert highway. My favourite line is “you can check-out anytime you like/but you can never leave!” This is life in a nutshell.

Moreover, who can forget Come as You Are by Nirvana? Or Another Brick in the Wall by Pink Floyd. Or Under the Bridge by RHCP.

These are bands that inspired generations and will continue to do so for eternity. I still hum these songs and my playlist is filled with them. I wish I could see these Real Musicians in real but I was born in a generation too late.
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