I recently nuked my complete music library and started from scratch rebuilding in hopes of discovering and genuinely enjoying new music.
Ended up gradually buying the same music I threw out without experiencing new music as I was hoping would happen.
Memories and feelings associated with songs are not something we can give away easily and find ourselves inevitably drawn back to them.
That got me thinking on why can’t I seem to come across new music that shakes my core ?
What I have figured out so far is that there are two core contributors to my current music interests:
- Primarily, music that came across via an experience (a great party, a night over at a friend’s house, a great DJ performance, an amazing tune that suddenly comes across during a boring party, a relationship infused song,…)
- Secondarily, a friend’s obsession with a genre or artist. I clearly recall a friend of mine back in school who first introduced me to Nirvana’s Nevermind album . As he reluctantly let go of the CD, he said: if u scratch it, I will inflict pain on you <– don’t have that musical passion around me anymore unfortunately
Been fooling around Path, with a dire interest in finding new music shared by others.
Turns out, I only end up buying tracks that I forgot I liked ! (back to repopulating my music library with music I already had — not new
(Exception of course is the pop tracks we are frequently surrounded with on the radio, VH1, MTV….these seem to stick in my head — but only for a short short while)
How do you discover / find new music that genuinely appeals to you ?