Pop Music


Just a head of Juno week here in Hamilton Ontario, I find it mildly amusing when there’s a new song released such as “I Really Like You” by Carly Rae Jepsen.

You’ll find people online criticizing the lack of complexity with the writing, production, and say things like “it’ll now be overplayed”.

I think it’s ignorance, or perhaps bitterness on the critics part given the success of these particular artists. This is most likely what drives them to a place where they feel justified making these comments.

It’s a lot of work to write, produce, arrange, program, record, sing and create something simple and catchy. It’s not cheap when you bring together some of the most talented people together in the business. In the end, whether you like it or not, hit songs are well thought out and intentionally crafted pieces of work. There are many skilled people behind the scenes required to create something so simple.

The question I ask is, if you’re such a talented writer, musician or critic, why isn’t your song on the top of the charts in it’s respective market?