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SLScott86 wrote: I love me some depressing music, but I agree as well. You've got to keep people there, so you've gotta keep them awake, so it helps to keep them active. I have to check myself on this quite a bit.
I just don't see her stuff as blatantly depressing. Certainly reflective and containing thought. I mean look at all the bands still having great success as cover bands doing AIC, PJ, STP, Gin Blossoms, Counting Crows, etc. Lots of thought-provoking stuff in there. Many times if we throw a song like BLACK out on a whim it packs the floor. Or for more uptempo, LIE TO ME always goes over well and is hardly a shiny-happy song. It just depends. There is no SINGLE correct way of succeeding.
It's not just the lyrics that might make any song depressing or up beat. It's how it fits with the music. Something like AIC works (when it does) because of the aggressive groove rather than what the lyrics are. This girl's songs seem more "lyric forward" than music first