New Artists Can Save Old Music

With the rising popularity of music genres that appeal to their targeted young audiences, it’s been increasingly more difficult for older generations to find music that speaks to them in this day and age. The memories of visiting record stores, and finding the brand new Ella Fitzgerald, or Steely Dan vinyl are over. Though such albums are still mostly available in vintage shops, The rates in which they fly off shelves aren’t as high as the rate of clicks on the new Lorde or Drake EPs. Rock music as we know it, has also been virtually dissipated. The era of deep guitar riffs and upbeat drum patterns have been replaced by artists using sound boards, and digital music production apps to produce many of today’s songs. Although those times may have come and gone, there could still be hope. Take Gary Clarke Jr., for example. When his debut album “110” released back in 2004, Many people regarded him as a true visionary, with a sound that could be comparable to greats such as Eric Clapton, and Jimmy Hendrix. His song “When my train pulls in” has the same bassy soul and emotion that closely resembles blues from the 50’s and 60’s. The late singer Amy Winehouse (1985-2011) has also been dubbed “The queen of modern day jazz”. She has worked along Tony Bennett, Mos def, and Mark Ronson to produce songs that sound as if though they were produced in the time of Billie Holiday. Tony Bennett remarked that she “Easily had one of the greatest jazz voices of all time”. Vocal training, researching instruments used to create the vintage sound of previous time periods can help create and portray the quality that people are looking for in new music. This can give older people a look into more options for satisfying their craving for sound that they can relate to. In order to get back in touch with their roots and history, People from the eras of true music need to support upcoming artists that reflect the same sound that they are so used to. These singers couldn’t have made it as big as they are, if people hadn’t have payed great attention to their potential. Singers that think their voices could have an impact on people also need to step up, and try and raise their publicity. That’s how almost every great artist has made it. Through hard work, willpower, and a recognition and appreciation for what generations before has provided to the history of music as we know it.


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