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B- Victoria, which do you prefer? Complex proggy music or simple music with a few chords that may be more kind of… what is the word you used, genuine?
B- Earnest, yeah.
V- This is a question that I’ve thought about a lot. I think that when I first hear a band for the first time, or a song, any song, if I like it, that song usually has about three listens, and then I’m sick of it. This doesn’t mean that it’s a bad song, it’s just that I get sick of it really easily. Whereas music that I like the most over time tends to be music that I didn’t like originally, either because it was harder to understand or harder to listen to and that’s usually the more complex, proggy, convoluted music. I think that ideally, the best bands will combine simple chords and earnestness with some unexpected elements that catch you off guard. And you might not even realize it at first. Maybe you’ll listen to it the first time and it’ll just be a really poppy song and you’ll think, hey, I’m listening to a pop song! And then a couple of years later, you’ll revisit it and realize that there are some really weird time signatures in this song, that you never realized were there, or some minor notes among some major ones, that are slightly mismatched and that you never would have thought of putting there, and I think that that’s maybe the ideal combination between the two; verging on the edge of earnestness, with elements of the complex and convoluted. It’s a fine balance.
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