How can music stand the test of time?
Sherrie talks about what music means to her, and how it can stand the test of time.
Being into music all the time has shaped me into the person I am today. Now, I'm a songwriter, and everyday, I strive to become a singer. However, pop culture and social dynamics change everyday, so music also has to change to match our world's needs. This is a tough mission to accomplish.
When I was little, I started listening to old country music, including music by Keith Whitley, Lorrie Morgan, Kenny Rogers, Tennessee Ernie Ford, etc. Now, because of what our world values and seeks in music, I'm listening to rap. It's a very drastic change from country music, but rap is what more artists engage in because of the popular demand.
"To survive in the music world, I really believe the most important thing for a musician is to keep in mind what the world loves and needs."
I believe rap music helps the soul, and can help ease whatever a person is going through in their life. I like artists like Young M.A, Cardi B, Godsmack, Maluma, and Eminem because they carry such passion and heart in their lyrics. People tend to listen to a genre they can relate to and be inspired from.
Most musicians can make it in the long run as long as they stay with their style, but they have to somehow alter their lyrics and beats to please global audiences.
I changed my music taste because of what I have been through in the past. I needed something to escape my reality. To survive in the music world, I really believe the most important thing for a musician is to keep in mind what the world loves and needs.
Finding yourself as a musical artist can be difficult, and I think people lose themselves too many times. To make music that pleases yourself and the world, you need to know what your audience needs.