The Alternative

Like my character Essie, I love alternative music.  Here is the definition of alternative music: 

Part of Speech:    noun
Definition:    a catch-all term for the newest rock music, which has not been around long enough to acquire a specific name
Examples:    Alternative music embodies many sub-genres including: Indie Rock, Alt Folk, Gothic, Brit-Pop, Alt Country, Adult Alternative, Shoegazer, Heavy Metal, Grunge, Post-Punk, New Wave, Post-Rock, and more.

My favorite bands include {but are not limited to}: Mayday Parade, fun., Go Radio, Paramore, Imagine Dragons {pre-“It’s Time” era}, My Chemical Romance, and We the Kings.

I like alternative because it’s a different side of music, one that expresses feelings you didn’t even know could be put into words.  It sends a message through lyrics and you can hear the emotion in  the singer’s voice, not like pop music when they sing about drugs and partying and other stereotypical activities.  Sometimes you can even relate to the lyrics, like We the Kings new-ish song, “Just Keep Breathing”, which tells you that you just need to persevere and you can make it through a tough situation. 

What are your favorite bands/genre and why?  The first commenter gets……..



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