I know that this is wildly off topic from what everybody has been discussing, but I'm over here freaking out because, in one fell swoop, I have two new Twenty One Pilots songs to listen to, alongside two new Childish Gambino songs. I know this isn't a music thread within the forum, but I need to say this to somebody who isn't my roommate: new music drives me in a serious way, and i'm tired of having to apologize for it.
I went to art school and double-majored so that I could make a livable income while continuing what i loved, which was designing merchandise for bands. An album I love can fuel me almost endlessly, dragging out sketches and painting, 2D and digital. But a new song? That's desire. That's fresh imagery. That's a new look into an old idea. That's colors and themes I could have never dreamt of alone. But there are people out there who make fun of me for all of this. "Twenty One Pilots are played out. You're lame for listening to them." "Oh boy, The clique is back and more cringe-worthy than ever." Before I would try and cover for myself: "Oh, yeah, ha ha! It's not THAT good. Their old stuff is better. I get what you're saying." Well now i'm saying this, if you're like I am:
Stop letting people dictate your responses for you.
If you love something, love it. If a song, book, movie, game, or sport make you happy and inspire you to live your life in the best way, don't let anybody tell you that it's stupid. And equally, never let somebody you know down by telling them that what they love is stupid. Enjoy what makes you happy, and never let anybody take that away from you.
I've done three new sketches since the new Twenty One pilots touched my brain, now I want to know what's been inspiring all of you.