I’ve realized that if an artist wants to make it, their songs have to relate with things people know nothing about, or subjects that the listeners dwell on. For example her single, ‘The Climb’ is a constant overlap of cliches…
‘I can almost see it
That dream I am dreaming
But there’s a voice inside my head saying
“You’ll never reach it” ‘
But this touches peoples’ (teenagers) hearts, because they can easily relate to it. They can turn on the radio, listen to this song and think to themselves, “Hey, if Miley Cyrus goes through this, than I am cool like her.”
But…is this cool?
Yeah..that’s what I thought.
But no, we can forgive her and respect her with peace and quiet, but when Britney Spears hits the cover of The National Enquirer with a shaved head, we will still keep bugging her when all her hair grows back.
Now this is a woman who has always crossed the line from day one. She has been wanting the boys and girls to F-U-C-K her since her career started. It wasn’t just the school girl outfit that was screaming for the attention, it was her. This is an artist that has consistently made eyes roll, guys fantasize, parents gag and girls mesmerize. The only problem here is that, she just does it too well. Miley begins so sweet and pure, but occasionally screws up by sending her boyfriends inappropriate photos that get sent to the public…oh, of course they do! But Britney never hid anything. We just accused her of it. She was always ahead of the game with her songs, image and videos. Always. Britney Spears is the new Madonna, but the only difference is that Madonna actually has her act together.
If you really want to see how the creation of an image works, study the Jonas Brothers.
The simple plan:
Get three boys who are semi-talented
Write simple lovey-dovey songs
Make them wear tight pants and let their hair grow out
Woohoo! You have an average boy band.
If you really want the process broken down to you, I recommend you watch this episode of South Park entitled ‘The Ring.’
Here’s the link:
As ridiculous as this is, I don’t think it’s exaggerated one bit.