Music is a great way to express your thoughts, lifestyle, and emotions. We live in an amazing time in the music where everyone has access to whatever music they like, everywhere they go. This is opening the door to so many artists who are coming up with new styles of music.
Chester Bennington of Linkin Park once said “Creativity is too big to be put in a box” along with “Inspiration is too big to come from one source.” Those statements explain why there are so many new styles of music being made. In Linkin Park's case, they have influences in Metal, hip hop, turntables, and many more. They took all their inspirations and brought them into one. No being put into a “box” which in this case would be a genre. Linkin Park, Highly Suspect, Lady Gaga, Fall Out Boy, Katy Perry, Machine Gun Kelly have all dabbled into multiple genres.
Artists have so many fans pressuring them to keep making the same album. With Fall Out Boy, original fans want them to make songs like in the From Under The Cork Tree era. People want Lady Gaga to be more like her in 2008. Linkin Park gets pressured to make songs like the Hybrid Theory albums. The average age of the members in Fall Out Boy is 38, for Linkin Park it is 42.
These guys were in their 20s when their debut albums came out. They have different lives than they did 20 years ago. Along the way they get more inspirations, with that comes new music taste. All the artists are growing in age, maturity, and skill. In order for them to continue to love what they do they have to change it up sometimes.
Next time one of your favorite artists starts to try to experiment in different genres, let it excite you that your favorite artist is growing as a person and expressing themselves and their growth.