Recent Music

Carey Drissel and Lydia Loughry

Current music trends cause mixed opinions between people. There are a lot of people who have been in the music industry for years, such as Ariana Grande, Drake, Taylor Swift, and Bruno Mars. There are also a good amount of upcoming artists like Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Lil Nas X, and Normani. We both enjoy listening to Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Ariana Grande, and Khalid. Here are our opinions on recent music.

We think that recent mainstream pop music isn’t as good as it could be. It seems like all the songs on the radio sound the same. There are a few songs that are pretty good, but most of them are pretty generic. Also, radio stations play the same 5 songs over and over again. So whatever songs you do like, you’ll end up hating because they’re overplayed. There’s also  a good amount of artists that we do enjoy but kind of get over their overplayed and popular songs pretty quickly. For example, Billie Eilish’s song ‘Bad Guy’ got old very fast because we’ve listened to it on the radio too much. Billie EIlish makes a lot of other songs that are really good and heartfelt, but aren’t played as much or at all. Honestly, ‘Bad Guy’ is not one of her best songs and many of her other songs deserve to get played so much more than ‘Bad Guy.’ We’ve found some indie pop artists or just underrated pop artists in general that make really good music. Some examples would be Eloise, Charlotte Lawrence, MAX, and Lauv.