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.
I’ve only given Barnett’s latest album Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit one listen, but I don’t get people’s obsession with her last year. To me, she sounds like a modern Joan Jett with some folky, pop-esque vibes. She’s not bad by any means, but people raved over this album. I just don’t see why. I think a relisten is in order. Check out Depreston.
Glass Animals is weird in an amazing way. Each song of their second album, for instance, is based on a fictional character. The band went so far as to make up back stories and even websites for some of these fictional people. As far as sound goes, I don’t really know who to compare them to. alt-J, maybe? Definitely give Black Mambo, Agnes, and Youth a listen.