Why Metal Opinions?
Because a lot of guys say that its UNFAIR. They give their responsibility and destiny into someone elses hands. Or small man’s opinion. I don’t know. Name it as it pleases you.
“Writing a pop song is soooo fuckin easy bro. like four chords. then like. someone sings something very fucking stupid. haha. and then they just do some stuff and then they’re in the charts and make MILLIONS bro. ITs So easy and unfair. Like i watch ________’s Instagram. I KNOW IT lol… well anyways… i gotta get back to finish house of cards season 3 cya.”
Okay dickhead why don’t you just go and do it. Just write a song, and chart. Like literally JUST DO IT. Nothing is stopping you. Become rich and never worry about money again so you can pursue your career as a fucking SICK lead guitar player. (Make sure to buy a metronome from that money)
You can’t handle working 40 hours a week and then finish that song for that 3 song demo you are “about to release” since 14 years?
TRY 80 HOURS. Of writing songs. And songs. And hooks. And melodies. Actually trying to make something different. Maybe eating shit in between. And trying to hack the code of peoples attention. To engage them with your music and give dem VALUE.
If you would do your research you would find out… wait what? Singer/-Songwriters have it as hard as metal and rock musicians. WHAT?
They have obstacles as well? WTF bro?
“Okay its gotta be an anomaly, in general they should be really rich and don’t have to work ‘n shit.”
These people are ripping their asses of as well. Scaling it as a pop artist is very fucking hard.
Like – You can support an arena gig. Of course. Because you have contacts- and because a management company believes in you. But dont expect stuff like “Gas Money”. Those 13k people in front of you are actually not waiting for you to play. Maybe like twelve of them. or OKAY. Lets make it 25.
Even if it was 200. The other 12.800 people want you to GO the fuck AWAY – so they can wait another hour until the main act plays the one song from the radio. They bought their ticket because of that. (Okay i’m ranting away here just a little. My fantasy is just huge.)
These people are wading through mud as well. Just like everyone else persuing a creative career.
And if you didn’t realize. 66.000 or 133.000 instagram followers… are not paying your rent. They’re just not. And they’re not giving you a full fridge every friday at noon.
Well if a brand gives you 3.000$ to post a picture with their product it maybe is paying rent for a couple of months. But generally.. no.
Thank you for reading and maybe eventually watching the video 🙂
(by the way – i like house of cards. kevin spacey is amazing and i love him.)