Creativity is one of the most important things a human being can express. It’s good for our brains, our hearts, and our souls. It allows people to explore themselves and others in a deep way, something introspection and discussion can’t always do. When consuming others’ creative works, you’re getting a piece of who they are as a person, whether they wanted or intended that or not.
Creativity allows us to function as a society. We’re not merely surviving—we’re living, hour to hour and day to day. How we spend our time digesting others’ creative works—whether that’s a movie, a novel, or a collection of poems—is important to how we grow as people and a community of human beings. I hope reading about the creative content I enjoy (or don’t) gets your creative juices flowing and inspires you to make something great and uniquely your own. At the very least maybe you’ll discover something new you might be interested in.
My favorite band, Polica, released a new album March 4. I’ve never been more excited for a new record, to be honest. After my first listen, I was disappointed. The band’s single Wedding was the best song on the album, and none of the others really struck me. I kept listening, though, and now I genuinely love more of the songs than not. A few songs feature some political agenda, but most deal with love and loss, something I can really relate to right now. The album’s sound is less sophisticated than some of Polica’s older work, but it’s just as pleasing to the ear. I’m seeing this band live in Milwaukee in April, and I’m stoke. In the meantime, I’ll be jamming to Someway, Lose You, and Berlin.