I wanted to better understand the experience of creating music-related content for this platform, and how the YouTube experience strays from that of other, now increasingly popular platforms such as TikTok.
Folklore is a series of whimsical, cleverly-produced songs that sucker-punch you with nostalgia whether you want it or not. If this album were a day of the week, it would be Thursday. Season? Autumn. Vibe? Forest, witch, youth, love, stories… the queer experience. Stay with me.
Some days I find myself listening exclusively to just one musician. For the last year it feels like Missy Higgins has been at the core of my iso listening charts, and any other artist has to echo her melodies and softness in some way. Here are just 21 reasons why she’s the only musician for me.
In the ’00s and ’10s Lady Gaga became legendary. She took dance music and put it in a blender, shat on it, vomited on it, ate it, gave birth to it, and that is why she’s beloved. Is ‘Chromatica’ good music? Undoubtedly. But did it have this effect? Unfortunately not…because it’s already been done before…about a decade ago. By her.
She’s the only artist ever to top the Billboard Hot 100 in four decades, from ‘Vision of Love’ in 1990 to ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’, the last chart-topper of 2019 and the first of the 2020s. 2020 will also mark the 30th anniversary of her eponymous debut album, still serving as an inspiration to a generation of artists.
‘How did I get here?’ and other questions you may ask yourself…
It’s a debate as old as time. Well, as old as the technological developments that allow for different modes of recording and publishing sounds in a variety of different formats… at least.