Many of you may be too young to remember the 70’s, so I’ll do a quick recap for you. As far as the majority of the world is concerned, the only things that existed during that entire decade were glitter pants, disco balls, and enough drugs to sedate Keith Richards for an entire week. However, the 70’s also gave birth to some of the best beats of the century, which resulted in people doing this a lot. As I’m sure many of you have noticed, music has gone through a sharp decline in quality lately. But luckily there might still be hope for the music industry, because several new albums from a variety of artists are indicating that the music scene may be shifting back to disco-crazed sound of the 70’s.
Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, and Classified are among the list of artists who have included tracks on their latest albums that have a heavy presence of groove and funk within them. When listening to Pharrell Williams’ It Girl or Marilyn Monroe, you can’t help but compare it’s sound to the distinctive groove of Michael Jackson’s Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough. Of course Pharrell is no MJ, but in a time where good music is so hard to come across, I’ll gladly take any partially good song that I can get. Then there’s Katy Perry’s new songs Walking On Air and Birthday, which sound like something straight out of an ABBA album. Even hip-hop isn’t safe from this disco invasion, which is proven by Classified’s song Payday. By watching the extremely weird but entertaining music video, it’s more than obvious that this 70’s sound is exactly what Classified was aiming for in this song.
The fact that music seems to be undergoing a massive change right now really makes me ecstatic, because I will literally take anything besides this fucking shit that is currently passing as music. The fact that it is going back to a time when good music seemed to be falling from the sky, makes me even happier, because I know that any song from the 70’s could easily beat any song from the 2010’s. It’s called disco fever for a reason, because it’s kickass tunes are fucking infectious! However in these terms “infectious” is meant in a good way, unlike today’s music, which is infectious in the way that the atrociousness will eat into your brain and slowly kill you from the inside out. So whether you like it or not, the music scene is changing, and it’s becoming the funk filled arena that spawned from the ever-so-great 70’s.