Artwork Credit to Camilo Bejarano
It’s no secret that there’s a lot of music floating out there. Every day it seems like another big album has leaked out. Everyone gets excited for a few days and then once the next album leaks, we seem to move on. As a blogger, I am always trying to find new music. That’s the whole point of my blog. But even I’m getting overwhelmed.
With hundreds of e-mails coming my way, I usually find a few great new acts that I want to pay attention to. Then we have old favorites like Radiohead and Arctic Monkeys dropping new music. There’s new live music, videos, bootlegs, covers, every day. At some point, I just don’t know what the hell to do. It’s just a lot of music to listen to. It’s a weird dilemma. You try to filter out only the stuff you think is worth your time, but you also don’t want to miss out on anything cool. By the end of it, you’re just exhausted.
There’s certainly much bigger problem in the world than having too much music. I know that. I’m just sayin’, that the internet is being constantly flooded with new music, and how are we to judge what’s good and what’s great. At some point, it’s just new and once it’s not new, it seems like we are done caring.
I think the quick nature of the internet has caused this problem. We get bored once something looses it’s shiny “new” glow. We are ready to absorb the next big thing and hope that they can sustain all the buzz. Most bands can’t, and so we are constantly shuffling to find the next. Will we ever? I don’t know.
I think the industry as a whole needs to take a step back, breath and make it about the love of music again. I know we got promoting to do, and sharing is certainly caring. But when all of us are constantly feeling overwhelmed, is it still worth it?
Now that’s a good question.
– Will from We All Want Someone To Shout For