Tired of the same kind of music that is being played on the airwaves? Want to hear something new? If this is what you have been wishing for, then alternative music is for you.
Alternative music has garnered a large following over the past few years. But if you are new to this kind of music and need some convincing, here are three things that you will love about alternative music.
It offers something new.
Well, just like the name implies, it is an alternative to the typical music that is played on the airwaves. It is not technically a whole new kind of music; what it does is it combines a lot of music genres into one, creating a new sound and a new genre. So you might hear traces of your favourite genre here and there, but no one genre is completely dominant. It gives you something new to listen to, but it still has a connection to the kind of music that you like. If you are getting tired of the same old music routine, then alternative music is the answer. You will get to listen to something new and free your ears from typical mainstream music.
It has been a venue for new artists to emerge.
As it is something entirely different, a lot of artists want to dabble with alternative music. Many have succeeded in their dabbling and really produced worthwhile and all-around good music. Just like the music, the artists who are into alternative music are also not the conventional music artists: they won’t look cultivated by members of certain boy bands, but they tend not to favor the crazy, punked-out look either. So alternative music does not only offer new music, it also offers new artists. You never know…you might find the right band or artist for you tastes.
Its lyrics will make you socially aware.
Alternative in a way is similar to rap music. If you are not a fun of rap music, you might be shaking your head now and changing your mind about trying out alternative music. But the similarity is not with the sound but rather, with the lyrics. We all know that a lot of the lyrics written or created for rap music have a deeper meaning. It usually deals with social issues which are not normally being tackled in any other genres of music. You get to hear about oppression, loss of life and the negative impacts of violence. The lyrics for alternative music are basically the same in that they also deal with social issues. So if you have not been listening to the news lately, then try listening to an alternative music.
There are definitely many things that you will love about alternative music. But in the end, you will be the judge, so fire up the Alternative channel by clicking on the icon in the Station box in the right column and listen to a song or two – you may just become a fan of alternative music.
What Will You Hear?