Music is and always has been a large part of my life, not because I am proficient in any instrument or anything but tone deaf in the singing department, but because it is something I’ve always personally connected to easily. It’s something that those people I’ve grown up around; family and friends have also enjoyed heavily and so that’s just rubbed off on me. So I thought for todays post I’d list my top 3 music genres and my favourite artists of those genres. Here we go:
- Soul/RnB Since I can remember my favourite genre(s) has always been a form of Soul or Soulful RnB. It’s one of those genres that I just never get bored of, admittedly some of the RnB side of things have had a bad rep down to some artists slightly ruining the genre but there are always those soulful gems that let you keep the faith. Soul has always been something I’ve found myself escaping to to chill me out and something that really emotionally stirs something up inside me as all music should.
Favourite Artist/Band(s): This is so difficult but I’d have to chose Lauryn Hill, Donny Hathway and Boyz 2 Men
- Country This is an odd one considering Country and Soul aren’t the most obvious genres to go together, but as a writer, and as someone with quite a mixture of different experiences and situations personally, Country is such a wonderful genre. One of the greatest things about Country is it’s narrative nature. Nearly every song I’ve heard in the country genre, and as such I presume it’s a trope within the genre, has a very creative and visual atmosphere to it which I love.
Favourite artist/band(s): Rascal Flatts, David Nail, Carrie Underwood (favourite song is temporary home)
- Rock So as much as Paramore are my favourite band and I listen to a lot of rock, the genre isn’t my top favourite but it is one of them. It’s one that I enjoy more generally, I prefer punk but I love to rock out to all kinds from Lite rock to post hardcore! It’s kind of cathartic, it allows you to release all these pent up frustrations through the enjoyment of this upbeat crazy music. Favourite artist/band(s): Paramore, Deaf Havana, The Cure.
So, this post was a little different but I thought it would be a nice change and if you haven’t heard of these artists before then you’ve discovered some new ones! I urge you to look them up if you don’t know who they are, you won’t be disappointed!