Appreciating Rock Music in Singapore

Rock has always been generalized and stereotyped because most people look at rock as a very radical expression which is hard for them to digest. After all, not everybody is a fan of black. Rock may be the most confusing scenes ever as there are dozens of sub-genres to this genre.

The Rock of Yesteryears
Most people in Singapore do not appreciate rock because of the conservative culture but it seems like the youth have picked up rock like it was part of their generation. Ironically, what most older people listen to today used to be the rock of their time. Rock has just probably evolved too much that they can’t keep up with it.

Back in the day, Elvis, the Beatles, and many other classical bands were considered the “rock” of their time because of their rebellious attitude and their strong belief in nonconformity to the system. Rock seemed to always have something to talk about. Surprisingly, rock was very involved in politics. They would sing out their strong opinions of not just love, friends, having fun, but also important topics of their time.

Better Appreciation of Rock Music
There is actually so much more to rock than you know and it’s a shame that not everybody sees this. As rock bands started to emerge, bands started to get crafty and find a way for them to differentiate themselves by other by trying to evolve rock music in itself. People with deep aggression started to play metal while people with a lighter heart started to play country rock.

There are so many branches of rock that you wouldn’t believe are real. Well, rock music was one of things that found its way from the west all the way to Asia through the use of media. As soon as the media started to show bands playing rock music on television or on the radio, people started to pick up the trend.

The Evolution of Rock
Some people already had a different genre they were in to but because of this sudden introduction to rock music, they realized they can incorporate their sounds with rock. Slowly but surely, Singapore started to pick up. Not only did it become popular to the youth, it became popular in general. Although it has received a lot of negative criticism, supporters of the genre are still doing their best to keep rock alive.

Sadly, we are in an age of electronic music and finding a fan of rock music would be pretty hard. One thing that should sadden people is that it is really hard to play a certain rock song compared to an electronic pre-recorded track. We can’t force people to appreciate rock, but hopefully we can help them understand.

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