Ok, I plead guilty to Boomer Bias.
I’ve been berating the quality of modern rock/pop for years now—especially in contrast to the rock pioneers (like, of course, The Beatles) who seemed to draw from a bottomless well of imaginative songs that appealed to both head and heart. But something strange is happening in the world of popular music today (especially in Indie Pop and Adult Alternative). The airwaves are suddenly overflowing with intelligent, heartfelt music! Exhibit A:
Two outstanding NY singer/songwriters, Ian Axel and Chad Vaccorino, joined forces in 2012 to form A Great Big World. They’ve already had one big hit, “Say Something” featuring Christina Aguilera—in one of her best, but understated, performances ever. With the 2014 release of their first long-playing album—Is There Anybody Out There?—they’re about to find the answer to their question.