Artists used to be bold, edgy, non-conformists. They were against the mainstream, the MAN. Now they are the voice of the man.
They are politically correct cowards with the same watered down bs coming from every single voice. It's a freaking echo chamber.
If there's any non-mainstream thought in the music community, both national and local, I can't find it, save a few personal friends of mine, who are mostly players and not songwriters.
The songwriters are afraid.
Maybe it's fear of being cast out, doxxed, whatever. Hard to be the one who says something different.
It's apparent only the approved message is allowed. Eminem hates Trump? How daring! How novel! I'm hearing the same thing from CNN, NBC, all the alphabet soup networks, Saturday Night Live and late night shows, even the NFL has turned anti-american. Wait a minute, don't jocks love the USA?
I'm going to be working on some new material soon. I've gotta get some of these ideas out... I'm not far along as a lyricist, but I'm around a lot of good ones, and picking up things along the way. This much I know:
Family is good. Marriage should last. Good health is a must. Church is good. God is real. Seeing healthy people with a gang of well-behaved kids is beautiful.
And America is the greatest place that ever was. It's time to start singing about it.