Let’s get something out right off the bat here: I’m not a music aficionado. I just like what I like and I can’t help that I like it. I have a wide variety of genres that I enjoy, with the exception of country music. Sorry, but I just don’t feel it. That said, you can take what I say with a grain of salt. Music is a touchy subject for a lot of people, after all, and I’m more of a game “expert” anyway (Playing fast and loose with the term expert.). So with that in mind, let’s continue.
For a number of years now, I’ve been listening to a lot of the same stuff I listened to over a decade ago because music these days… well… it sucks. Sorry, but it does. There’s an alt rock station where I live that plays this garbage hit list poppy trash. I don’t understand. When did “alternative” become “trashy new wave rap/pop nonsense”? There’s even a song with a banjo in it that makes me want to claw my eyeballs out! But I digress. The reason you are reading about music on my nerd blog here is because of this:
That’s Twenty One Pilots’ Heathen and a music video for Suicide Squad.
Naturally, I want to see the movie. I have my reservations because DC has done a fine job mucking up Superman in theatres, but this movie looks to be different. I’ve seen lots of articles going back and forth about the trailers, commentary on the characters, positive and negative reactions. You name it. Thing is, I wanted to see this movie before, but now that Twenty One Pilots is featured in the music video, I want to see it even more!
You see, I love those guys. Having only recently discovered them, I’ve been eating up every song they’ve made. You know that feeling when you stumble across something you lost years ago? Like finding a five dollar bill in an old coat pocket? That’s what it was like for me when I heard the single Stressed Out on the radio. Then I listened to more. And more. And more. And now Twenty One Pilots is constantly playing on my phone, in my car, and in my head.
Being something I absolutely love, I’ve been dying to write about them on the blog, but I don’t write about music. I listen to it while I write and I’m playing Heathens on repeat right now because its new and its awesome. And the tie-in with a comic book movie is all the reason I need to blog about them.
It was the lyrics that drew me to their music. Songs like Migraine and Forest are so lyrically masterful I can’t even hope to achieve that level of metaphor in my own writing. I can find something I relate to in almost every song and sometimes feel like they are singing directly to me, or rather, the lyrics are my own emotions finally finding a way out. Its therapeutic. You should seriously check these guys out if you haven’t already.
So on the subject of Suicide Squad, I know the music doesn’t make the movie, but it sure has increased my hype! If that was the goal, mission accomplished. As with every comic book movie, I’ll go into it with an open mind and try to enjoy it for what it is. All I can say for now is that they picked the right music and Zack Snyder (hack) isn’t directing. Those are very positive things in my book.
Take it slow.