You know the fairly recent Linkin Park release Heavy?
The first time I heard this track was when Spotify started autoplaying my Release Radar playlist. Instant reaction:
WHAT THE HELL IS THIS MAKE IT STOP!!!
…how is this Linkin Park…?
Well apparently. They’re doing it on purpose. For this, or a similar, reaction. It’s how I interpret the bizillion interviews on the topic I’ve been watching on YouTube anyway.
You have to appreciate that. That they know that calling a track that is not heavy Heavy is going to upset people.
I think it’s funny.
Even if I’m one of the people who’s kinda upset. Which in itself is a contradiction. I like to think I like pop music. But I don’t really get what it is they’re doing on this track, and would prefer a heavier, or maybe more aggressive, production—not that I could tell you just how to measure heavy, and not that I particularly find that heavy music is better by default (to be perfectly clear: it is not). But still.
But you know, knowing the reasoning behind the track makes me appreciate it more. It makes me add it to my playlists.
I’m not really going anywhere with this. It’s just an observation. The hows and whys of your music choices.