New music, as a concept, has taken a bit of a hit lately. As in, it’s not all that apparent any longer when that label should be attached to a song, a record, a musician’s work, or when it needs to be qualified with lengthy explanatory notes to nowhere and fools on the hill. Because of the pandemic, and the relentless uncertainties attached, more and more musicians seem to be “dropping” their singles months before their albums, and may miss the due dates for the latter. Finding any kind of logic in the gaps now escapes me, and my sense of time was already pretty much shot to begin with, three decades into the Age of the Pandemic.
I’m not exactly certain when all of this started, when the Erratic became the Norm, when scheduling Release Dates became entirely futile, but I imagine it was long, long ago, and far, far away.… Click to Continue “The Disruption of New Music in the Age of Covid”