Do you need to always find new music, authors, or actors, or do you stick with what you already know you like?
It’s a balancing act. Finding new musicians is awesome! However, I still listen to bands and singers that I’ve enjoyed for a long time.
On a good day, one new musician or band will lead me to listen to other musical acts. For example, while I was in college I listened to the Indigo Girls, which led to Joni Mitchell, which led to Joan Armatrading. Most people have never heard of Joan Armatrading but they should. She is extremely talented.
If we’re closed off to hearing new music, we’ll miss out on so much. There’s a lot of crap on the radio but if you keep your ears open, you’ll hear something worth listening to eventually.
Over the last few years, I’ve started listening to Stone Sour, Nothing More, City and Colour. Darling Daughter and I are always excited when the Bring Me the Horizon song comes on the radio. We also get a kick out of I Prevail’s cover of “Blank Space.” It’s awesome and translates well from pop to metal. A few years ago, she liked Justin Bieber. Then it was Eminem. Now she likes music that is a little edgier. Just like her mom.
I went to Rock on the Range two years ago, thinking that I didn’t like Korn. I had no idea what Stone Sour did. I was so wrong. Apparently, I love Korn and Stone Sour. I had heard them both on the radio but didn’t know who it was. Who knew? My boyfriend. He knew who it was.
P.S. Bet you didn’t know that I also like jazz and the blues. I like to keep my musical options open.