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New trends: what “Dirty Molly” and “kitty, kitty” bribed the youth

Kurt Cobain said: “Art, which has a long-term value, cannot be appreciated by the majority, only a small percentage will show understanding and appreciate it.” In part, he was mistaken, because every decade had his idols, many of whom fell in love with millions, and at the same time their music became a real classic. So, in the 1990s, young people adored and imitated Kurt Cobain himself, while in the early 1990s everyone was ill with Marilyn Manson. Recently, however, the tastes of the public have changed a lot, and new heroes have puzzled many listeners who grew up in the old school. What is wrong with them, and why do they still gather thousands of rooms?

New trends: what “Dirty Molly” and “kitty-kitty” were bought by young people Photo: www.instagram.com/dropbled
It’s no secret that rock music has a huge number of trends from classic rock and roll to death metal, and it was she who spawned many subcultures, such as hippies, metallers, punks, goths, emo. All of these formations have their own distinctive features, like the work of artists inspiring them, but today the fact that many young people consider rock music is in fact drawn to the genre of rock by the ears and has nothing to do with it. Yet the main distinguishing feature of this style is its complicated structures and rhythms. What will happen if you disassemble the compositions of many modern “HYIP” teams?

Take, for example, the now-popular Dirty Molly Group. In all of their songs, they use four simple chords, vocals, which are also famous for real rock, here, rather, they resemble a recitative extended through Auto-Tune, all the texts repeat the same themes – parties and drugs. The situation is similar with the music and lyrics of one of the most fashionable kis-kis groups today, which is actively gaining momentum in social networks. Of course, in the songs of many venerable rock musicians slip uncomplicated orchestrations and even vulgar texts, but more often they only dilute the rest of their work.

Maybe the reason for the appearance of characters who call themselves new rock heroes is in a strange form of protest. If earlier musicians were protesting against the socio-political system, now, it seems, they are beginning to protest against each other. In the wake of the popularity of rap music, the level of development of which in Russia is also debated, groups began to appear, claiming that they are representatives of the new rock, in contrast with the notorious rappers. At the same time, they are absolutely self-confident: for example, the soloist of the already mentioned “Forward Molly” group, Kirill Pale, declares that he is engaged in “high art”. And not the fact that this is self-irony.

What is actually the phenomenon of the popularity of such groups? Assumptions may be several. Perhaps the fact is that everything new is well forgotten old: music in the style of “give me back my 2007” (the year is conditionally chosen – prim.avt.), Eccentric behavior and the lyrics is the behavior of legendary rock singers such as the Sex Pistols at one time or, more specifically, the Rammstein. In addition, not only performers, but also listeners, chase after fashion: many young people choose such “favorite music” to be in trend. Typical teenage psychology is to look cool, to be “not like everyone else,” but at the same time in the most “progressive” get-together. It is under the motto “not like everyone else!” Fans of such groups march: they say, peers listen to Face, and we will listen to “Send Molly”. Is there a big difference? Honore de Balzac said: “To have taste is more than to have a mind.” Of course, it makes no sense to fall into moralizing, and time will tell who will go down in history and who will be a one-day hero, but perhaps the problem of this very taste is still more relevant today than ever.

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