I have come to the conclusion that, like sushi, Indie music is an acquired taste. While it sounds like pop music, it tastes like raw fish. I listened to a lot of indie pop music in my quest to find some of my favorites, to conclude if whether or not I liked the genre. In the beginning, I tricked myself into thinking indie pop was just like regular pop that you hear on the radio. Then I realized the music you hear on the radio isn’t even “regular” pop, so I quickly nixed that idea. When I first started listening I thought that it sounded like a lot of the music I already listened to, and that I could easily replace all my old music for this genre. After about a week of doing that, I had to push down the urge to kill myself in my sleep and think it was a very poetic way to die. I was almost, a little, depressed. Don’t get me wrong, the music was good. Very good. In fact, a liked a lot of the songs that I heard. I just… I don’t know what came over me, but suddenly I really needed to listen to some Aaliyah and J-Lo when she was still doing music with Murder Inc. and everyone thought (including herself) that she was still Jenny from the block. Not even radio music could bring me back to reality and keep me from wanting to go into a corner and cry.
You would think I hated the music. I felt like I was in some sort of trance. Like I was in a completely different reality for about 5 days, that consisted of coconuts, broken hearts, and sneakers. But now that I think about it, the music probably wasn’t even what did this to me. It was probably the thought that I only had a week left of summer break and I didn’t want it to end and all I wanted to do was crack open a coconut and run away in my sneakers with my broken heart. To be honest, I’ve never been in a relationship where I left with a broken heart, but now I feel like I’ve been in twenty. I can honestly tell you, it feels terrible. For all of you that have experienced it first-hand, words cannot explain how sorry I am….
But even through all of the loves lost, I managed to find a hand full of indie pop music that I really like. And shall share them with you now:
I have to keep in mind, indie pop is just a genre of indie, and while a lot of time it incorporates almost all genres of indie music, I cannot conclude if whether or not I like indie music as a whole. So, I will continue my endeavor and delve into the other genres of indie music. If I make it out alive I will tell you guys how it went.
So, in the end, do I like indie pop? Why, yes. Yes, I do. Can I listen to it every day? Hell naw.
What’s your take on indie pop? What did you think of the music in my playlist? Will you follow me on soundcloud? Of course you will because you’re awesome like that.