I feel like people really undermine how influential music is on the psyche and shaping teenagers into adults. Yea especially to teenagers who are the ones listening and eating it up.
Big record labels know this and have a formula, its why most songs on the radio sound alike..are in the same key..same chord progressions. Honestly people love familiarity and really just want to dance and feel good..feel love feelings thu sound waves.
And thats how it should be!!! We should be able to do that AND empower people but were stuck right now, and its designed to keep us stuck. its designed to sell us product and an unrealistic idea of beauty. there will always be a new artist willing to jump in the light and tell u how rich he is and call u a bitch
But i think people are starting to get tired of it and thats why people like kendrick and chance and frank ocean are so celebrated and so needed we need love and realness i hope more kids differentiate whats plastic and whats good for them. bc music can heal and enhance life. its not meant to cloud!!