I don’t hate this song, because it’s sexist. I hate this song, because it sucks. When I found out what the lyrics were about ( I’m not a native English speaker and I don’t live in an English speaking country) and watched the video, I disliked it even more, because it was outright sexist and stupid.
However, what I don’t understand is when people say “It would a good be song if only the lyrics were different”.
No. It wouldn’t. He could be singing about flying unicorns for all I care, it would still suck. It just sucks. That’s it. It’s just really shit.
How a crappy song like that can be on top of the charts around the world is beyond my comprehension.
No, don’t come with “different people, different tastes”…I can find interest in many different music genres from hip hop to alternative rock to punk to jazz back to classic from different decades. I’m a music enthusiast, but of course I don’t hold the scepter to judge what’s good or bad music.
Of course, different people have different tastes. But you can tell the difference between talent, genuine love for music and just outright commercialisation where an artist is nothing more than a brand, where personal lives and publicity are more important than the actual music! (Why do you think the women danced around naked in the video in the first place?) I mean, the commercialisation aspect of music has been there for a long time, but it just keeps getting worse and worse. it doesn’t mean I don’t listen to mainstream music - no not at all! I just isten to what I like. But I care about the music - not what the artists are wearing or if they are involved in any scandal or any other nonsense. I want the music before anything else. I’m just really shocked now about how much crap music gets marketed to us and as if it was so fucking important to listen to them. Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomes, Justin Bieber, One Direction, Taylor Swift, Pharell Williams (just to name a few) - what’s next? Their music is repetitive and boring.
Well, you could argue that I don’t have to care about them or listen to them. Easier said than done! THEY ARE BLOODY EVERYWHERE NOWADAYS! Their music, their personal lives, their stupid award shows - fucking everywhere.
Coming back to my first point: I don’t pay attention to music charts. I only heard about this song when everyone was talking about how sexist it is. After checking it out, I was more surprised (EVEN MORE THAN USUAL) about what people listen to nowadays. “Blurred Lines”, rreally? Are you fucking kidding me? This song literally gives me headaches how bad it is.
On a side note: I really do like Lorde though. Apart from her obvious talent, she brings a really refreshing sound to mainstream music. She seems very mature for her age and and is not afraid to speak her mind. Also, her focus is on music. She writes a large part/all? of her songs herself. Definetely not boring.