Why don’t they know how their own songs are supposed to go? Why am I here? Who am I? And so on.
“I’m very accessible as a person and my work communicates that I am. So when I encounter people at a show or a subway platform, there are often hugs involved.”
How pop’s appetite for itself has led to a taste for the sacred
“‘Oh, what went wrong now? Do I look like an idiot? What got taken out of context? How does the world feel about me?’… It’s a mindfuck.”
The scaling of music’s structural past and infinitely potential futures.
How data overload has led to the trading of one delusion (authenticity) for another (aesthetic cohesion)
“Ours is a thin-skinned generation, and a lot of artists harbor surprising venom toward anyone who isn’t buying what they’re selling.”
“You’re not looking down, you’re not looking up, you’re just looking straight. There was less empty space, which I feel sometimes can be distracting and negative.”
We cover the music portion of this year’s conference through reviews, art, and streams
“I don’t think there was ever really a line between metal and American roots music for me to erase.”
“They really understand the sounds I’m hearing in my head. I feel like it’s kind of fucked up, actually.”