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If Katy Perry, Jay Sean, and your favorite rock band had a baby, it would be this song.
Tru Fam Album Review
Bow Ties & Applause
1. All We Need
"All We Need" begins with a catchy beat that immediately makes you want to dance. The production value on this album is also prevalent from the very first song. The lyrics are quick and interesting, and complement the music well. These two put on an excellent live show, and I am sure that this song is a staple in their set list. I can’t imagine a crowd that would react poorly to a song such as this.
2. Lose My Mind
The second track’s intro is very reminiscent of a song from the 80’s. It is basically a party song about the night life that Tru Fam loves to experience. These two definitely know how to rhyme and make lines fit together very nicely. While “All We Need” seems like a short track, “Lose My Mind” is actually a minute longer, and uses this factor to its advantage, incorporating a lengthy outro that fits in with the song in a splendid manner.
3. Luv Scandal
The synth pad in “Luv Scandal” is nice and heavy, and really pushes me to call this song my favorite from the album. The song is heavily autotuned during the verses, giving the classic T-Pain impression that has become so big in the past few years. I personally prefer songs without autotune, but Tru Fam makes it work. When the second verse rap comes in, it completely changes the tone of the song, and I was definitely digging that. There is a line that talks about staying true to those around you, no matter if you become famous or not. I really believe that this was my favorite line from the album because it really rings true in a number of ways. Artists should never take for granted their hometowns, families, or friends, because in reality, these are the people/places who helped them out the most, all the way from the beginning.
I had an awesome time hanging out with Tru Fam at Warped Tour this year, and I hope to collaborate with them in the near future. I wish you guys the best!
Today’s Music Sucks!
I HEAR THIS LINE ALL OF THE TIME!
I am sure that you do as well, and while I used to be a proponent of this type of thinking, I have changed my mind over the past year or so. Why? Because I’ve realized something. Well, alot of things truthfully.
First off, there is no such thing as a BAD genre. No one genre is bad all around. Sure, there will be genres of music that you don’t listen to, but I dare you to listen to even 25 songs of each genre and say that you hate each and every single one of them. I dare you! Because I know that you will not be able to come away from that experience and say you hated every song. There are little intracacies in each genre that, while maybe being subtle, are melodic and sound pleasant to the ear.
Second off, I am almost positive that since the 1960’s, people have said that “today’s music sucks”. Radio music has always been about what is popular at the time. The whole psychedelic rock movement (with Hendrix, Pink Floyd, and others) of the 60’s and 70’s was not popular when it first came out. People still wanted to hear the Beach Boys and other similar artists on the radio (by no means am I saying the Beach Boys are classified as bad music, their harmonies were impeccable). The Glam Rock movement of the 80’s was not popular until a few years into the decade. People always like to complain about change, it is just a fact of life. The best example of this is the 90’s. The Grunge era was so unpopular, that Nirvana, the so-called “kings” and “inventors” of Grunge, were forced to live out of their cars until Kurt Cobain ultimately killed himself.
Third off, music is all about expression. If someone writes a song about their wife getting killed in a drunk-driver related car accident, and you say that the song is awful, you just basically shit on this guy who just went through one of the most trying times in anyone’s life. Think about it. While there may be what you might call “weird” or “different” genres or songs, know that someone, somewhere, likes the song or genre for some reason, whatever it may be.
So, no, I don’t believe the statement that “Today’s Music Sucks”. I don’t think that is an accurate statement. In the 2000’s alone, we have seen guitar gods such as Matt Bellamy of Muse and Justin Hawkins of The Darkness, and their bands have had significant airplay on radio station’s nationwide.
-If you don’t believe me and think you’re so knowledgeable with your Herman Li guitar technique, then check out these videos yourself and tell me you can play these perfectly:
So don’t say that rock bands never get any radio play. And even Avenged Sevenfold, who is a rock/metal, artist, is getting radio play. So every genre is getting radio play. I think the bigger issue here is which songs are overplayed and which are not. If you want to debate that question with me, I would gladly like to talk about it.
Now, 2011, while artists such as Justin Bieber and Katy Perry take over the charts, it may be harder to stick to this way of thinking. But, I have seen full band covers of Katy Perry’s songs and the like into different genres, such as Pop Punk or Post Hardcore, and the covers totally change the songs, while keeping true to the song’s foundations. There are so many artists who are doing so many things with their music, that is really is impossible to say that today’s music as a whole is terrible. Sure, there will be auto-tuned bands and Rebecca Black music videos, but isn’t that what music is supposed to be about? Different opinions and perspectives?
Now, with saying that, I think that something needs to change. YouTube has become a huge platform for hate campaigns on particular artists. That needs to stop. It is so annoying when I go to a video of the Eagles, who were most popular in the 70’s mind you, and there are comments regarding Justin Bieber…WTF? What does this have to do with anything? Why does there always have to be a comparison? I do not understand this at all? Why can’t we all just listen to our music, and enjoy it, while sharing what we think others will like? Is that really so hard? I don’t think so, and I think it is possible, but not with all these people trolling YouTube. It is annoying, and it needs to stop now. Thank you for your time everyone.
P.S. With saying all this, though, there is one thing I can’t stand. That is all the Bieber fanboys or fangirls. Please stop. And the picture that I put at the top of the page makes me want to punch him in the face.