What’s Missing in Modern Era of Music


There’s something about the music industry that’s been on my mind for a long time. I couldn’t exactly pinpoint what it was though. It didn’t have anything to do with the music itself as that’s the enjoyable part of the industry. We can all listen to music and feel great about it on the inside. All together though, there’s something about the industry that’s lacking one thing. One thing in particular. That one thing missing in the modern era of music is passion. Simply passion.

It’s not hard to see how. If you really can’t tell, you can just do a simple test to understand what I’m talking about. Here’s what you can do: pick two songs to listen to. One that’s recent and a classic song. Take a good listen to both songs and you can tell that any of those classic songs you listen to has some much passion behind it, while any song today is catchy, but lacks passion. Now I’m not saying every musician today lacks passion in their music, but it’s hard to come across those type of musicians in the modern world.

Without passion in their work, many musicians wouldn’t be taken seriously. You listen to a song on Spotify or Pandora or the radio and you just think, “They can’t be serious with this?” Even on YouTube, you see so many people make songs that might sound catchy, but they’re just that, catchy. No passion behind their songs. No seriousness whatsoever. I’m just listening to them and thinking what was the point of this? What sucks about this problem though is that their are indeed up and coming musicians out their who do wanna make a change to the music industry by showing their own passion for music to the world and yet they don’t get a chance for some reason. What is the reason? Is it because they don’t have the look? They don’t have the right sound? What?

Mainstream music lacks passion to me and I don’t want to sound like a hater. I’m not hating on them at all, I’m just saying I don’t see the passion behind their work. I’m not even saying this for everyone in the industry. I’m mostly saying this to the ones who don’t make good music. Those who make songs with catchy beats and that’s about it. Those who have lyrics that don’t make sense at all. Where’s the passion in their music? Do they take themselves seriously? If that’s the case, oh boy. The musicians who puts all of their passion into their music are the ones who should be in the limelight right now. They should be on the billboards. They should be the main ones winning Grammy awards. Music today should not be a big popularity contest. It should be a showcase for everyone who has a voice and wants to use it for good.

The modern era of the music industry needs more passionate artists. More artists who want to take things to the next level and create a brighter future for the next generation of musicians. More passion will equal better success. I wish for everyone to remember that forever.