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Old 7th August 2020 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by bkbirge View Post
Read somewhere recently a quote that perfectly encapsulates this ability to my mind, paraphrasing... Don't try to be who you are not, be yourself fully, because some people are going to hate it either way.
Yeah, exactly. I feel integrity is one of the most important things as an artist. I think an audience is much more emotionally intelligent than many want to give them credit for - there's a reason why all of the people we recognise as legends are people who wrote (or contributed to) something super authentic which still resonates long after they left a chart placement or it's equivalent for it's time.

It can still be pop-ish or catchy for sure, but the fundamental of music (and all other art forms too) is communication. Communicate authentically and it will resonate with others who feel a similar way.