At the start of a new year, wouldn’t it be great to be able to look into the future and to prepare for what is to come? While your mind may take you to images of time machines and old Back to the Future movies, the reality is that just being on this website could give you a glimpse of the future popular music scene. When you read an amazing article on FDRMX about a great new indie band that you have not heard of before all of a sudden your mind’s musical peripheral is awakened.
While the mainstream music scene may be the vision of glamour and fame, it’s actually an indie tail wagging this puppy. Those who focus on the current chart toppers are surprised by what seems to be overnight success of the latest sensation. It’s those who are watching what is happening on the side-line or in the shadows that catch the first glimpses of the evolution of the next sound.
Before Ed Sheeran, for example, was at the top of the charts with the biggest selling single of 2014 “Sing” and albums like + and X, he was bringing out great EPs including Songs I wrote with Amy which contained awesome simple songs such as “Fall.” Sometimes, artists are hidden in the sleeves of albums you have in your hand and you didn’t even know it. Katy Hudson’s vocals featured on the track “Goodbye for Now” with rock artists P.O.D. before she came to global success as Katy Perry. Bruno Mars was making a name for himself as a music producer and songwriter who co-wrote “Nothin’ on You” with B.o.B and “Billionaire” with Travie McCoy. Both had success internationally before Bruno came to fame with 2010s Doo-Wops and Hooligans. The list goes on, artist after artist we are already listening to and yet we don’t even realise that we are perhaps hearing the next big thing.
You could literally be holding the future in your hands, but just like a treasure hunter or an antique dealer you have to train your brain to know what to look for so that you can spot those diamonds in the rough. Sounds like hard work? Well you’ll be pleased to know that others have done a lot of the work for you. Sites like FDRMX are filled with writers who are passionate about music and the more you read the blogs and reviews the more you train your mind to start to see something new and exciting. You start to see patterns reoccurring from the past decades, and all of a sudden you find yourself connecting dots while listening to music. It’s like figuring out the matrix.
So read and learn from others. Listen and discover new music and find out what makes it so good. Think of it as our gift for you in this New Year!