Do you remember when you were excited to hear the latest album from your favorite artist? Yes, I said album. That was a time when you didn't hear half the album before the entire thing was released. There was something precious about hearing the album in its entirety the day it is released. Sure, you heard the latest single but that was about it. The rest of the songs were heard when you bought the album, on the day it was released, because you waited for the store to open.
Doesn't happen anymore. About half the songs of an album are leaked way before the album itself is released. Sometimes by the record company. People always say that the leaked versions are not the same as the album version. But does that matter? They can't be so different.
So, when the album is released, you probably already know which songs you will listen to. And by the time they are released as singles, you no longer even care. Because you've had them playing on your iPod forever. It's sad. I feel bad for all of us. That excitement no longer exists. There is something to be said about waiting for something. The fruits of your toil are definitely much sweeter. Then again, our current society can barely taste good fruit. They can only see the superficial. The four other senses are just dead.
So, I am going to wait. Wait for her
new album to be released. And I am going to purchase it at a store. And listen to it in its entirety. I may even go as soon as said store opens. April 29th. I'll be there. Waiting. To awaken my senses. To, once again, feel that excitement. All over. Later.