Okay, we’re going to switch things up a bit today – just this one time. R&B phenom Crush and Red Velvet’s Joy have released a single together, and like all the high-profile duets this month, it’s climbed straight to the top five of the charts. People clearly love Crush and Joy, I get that. I like them, too. And presumably, people like this song.
I don’t like this song. I hate almost everything about it, but that’s a given. These kind of go-nowhere trap ditties have never appealed to me. We’ve been through this before, so many times. I find the lethargic vocal delivery to be uninspiring. I find the tinny, skeletal percussion to be grating (though I do like the synth surrounding it). I find the melody to be so slight that it’s almost nonexistent. But most of all, I find the energy to be completely inert.
Yet, this kind of music obviously impresses a large swath of fans. To me, this is a complete mystery. So, in the spirit of learning and growing, I ask for your help. If you love Mayday (or songs of its nature), please tell me why. What about this style appeals to you? Has it always appealed to you, or have you grown to like it over time? And specifically for those fans of trap music: what about the genre do you like?
I promise not to be argumentative – I’m genuinely curious. Other than trap, I don’t think there’s ever been a music genre I’ve detested across the board. Maybe I’m just missing some redeeming qualities? Enlighten me, please!
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