“Let’s write the songs that they want/ I thought they’d love us, but they don’t” -Emery (Do The Things You Want)
If you are lucky, you remember vividly the day that you were punched in the gut and fell madly, deeply in love with music. Music was always a flirtation for me. It was always surging through me, but something burst in me that night when I was introduced to Brand New. When I first watched “Before the Music Dies” (http://www.hulu.com/watch/62945/before-the-music-dies), it struck me just how much that little band, and music in general had changed me. Every album that Brand New released was completely different than the last, and I embraced it. I loved their music and wanted them to change. As a fan, I allowed them to change.
Perhaps, I love them even more because they are so elusive. You are not allowed to take pictures at their concerts, they tried desperately to get dropped from a major label, and Jesse even wrote a completely new album after one of their albums leaked on the internet. It is sacred to them and that makes it sacred to me. They don’t write music that they think people will like; they write music that they love. Other people do not need to validate their art; they validate it for themselves. They create because they were made to create. They found a way to do what they love to do, and I hope that you find it too.