What if you were told you that the life you live has been lived for you? Would you scratch your head and wonder what exactly it is that we’re talking about, or would you pay close attention to what we have to say next?
Four chord progressions are the most commonly used series of musical chords found in a huge portion of major hit records over the past 40+ years, and this one on “Cruel City” by B.K.’s own AUGUSTINE‘s shows us why?
Kurt Cobain once stated that he kept his chords simple like the four-chord progressions implemented in most major hits so that the listener would immediately be pulled in by a strong sense of familiarity. This here is exactly what we get on Cruel City: Rockstar vocals, drums that won’t quit like a pack of wolves on a high speed hunt, and that four chord progression that just keeps popping up everywhere, more and more, throughout the decades. It’s a familiar sound all around that almost forces us to chant right along with it as if it were a must that we know it. Even the drums feel like we’ve danced to them before, been inspired by them before, or, have felt their grandness before.
You are told what to like, how to like it and even why before you are even old enough to go to school, yet, you think, somehow, that your tastes are your own, that the music you will like is purely subjective, and that even the artists you will grow to love are, in essence, your choices. But, as you can see and hear here, that is the complete and total opposite of what things really are.
Catch my drift?
Enjoy EMPT Nation.