Hannah Diamond is more QT and has better songs.
i really dont think so, i saw him live and he was dressed as a boy and every other picture ive seen of him he is
i think a lot of ppl got that idea from this video
but the person "performing" isnt sophie, he's the guy in the suit who can be seen walking around and taking people off stage
that is an early one and is too satirical to fit well what pc music is trying to do. that's why later GFOTY tracks moved away from that kind of thing. so I think she probably won't be returning to that track.
Sophie's stuff is very accessible yet also too loaded to be just another pop song. His boiler room set contained some new amazing tracks in the same style. We can probably expect an LP this year if they/he will even go that route.
Successfully blur the lines between real and virtual (Hannah Diamond is a good example) and go beyond the (post-)irony of current age: making saturated pop music that is genuinely enjoyable instead of being listened to with some sort of ironic distance (Sophie being a good example here).
But yeah, they are not good at balancing that out. Most people think they're just being ironic and not without reasons.
I think they themselves barely understand the concept.
I think this year will make or break them. starting to get known by the the pitchfork indie crowd. but I don't think they will get any bigger then that and just die off
sophie has potential as a producer.
Back when the song came out and writers were writing their think pieces the message I got was this is purely sarcastic parody pop music. If there's some higher objective it's to make the perception of what's girly into a huge hyperbole. I guess then we can understand how girls are dissatisfied with ideal femininity being so inane. Then tumblr culture was involved somehow. I imagine they simply find it amusing to make completely unpretentious music.
On the other hand it depends on who's supposed to be the audience here. What may seem ironic to us may not seem so to the mainstream listeners. I don't want to make it seem like we're smarter, it's just that if you look at how they react to music via youtube comments you see that they have their ironic threshold set much higher.
I don't think PC Music has even reached those listeners though. Negative comments came mostly from the wrong generation people.
I showed my friends who are heavily into top 40 sophie stuff and hey qt
they liked hard reminded them off edm trap.
didn't like blip/lemonade
but they got grossed out when I told them sophie was a guy. the persona concept is too weird for them.
and p4k people think they're being ironic
>If there's some higher objective it's to make the perception of what's girly into a huge hyperbole. I guess then we can understand how girls are dissatisfied with ideal femininity being so inane.
I think that's part of it. But the problem with irony is that you don't really deal with what's being targeted. You tend to think that by merely parodying it you somehow purify yourself of it, like you're suddenly above it. A.G. Cook talks about something similar in his interview with tankmagazine - which is the only straightforward interview out there as far as I know. Later interviews are already playing the virtual identity game. I think those think pieces too quickly classified it as irony.
I believe that the so-called PC Music movement of artist is essentially just a gang of pretentious art school kids trying to create pop music, but they're putting emphasis on some sort of cool, mysterious, sexy factor by obscuring the vocals and creating some hazy, druggy "atmosphere". Every one of these artist seem to have this woman in the front, acting provocatively on stage, wearing tons of makeup, and making some type of peculiar moaning tribal sex noise instead of singing legible lyrics. Underneath all the noise and obscured vocals, it's just your basic top 40, just pure bubblegum pop that's been peddled on your local radio station by the record company for the past 50 years. Same song structure, same basic premise at the core of it. But since there's a loud reverb-laden synths it's so deep, so original, so creative.
When people regard artist like Hannah Diamond or QT or SOPHIE or Kane West as the pinnacle of pop, or call these artist innovative and challenging in any way, I throw up in my mouth a little.
A.G. Cook, GFOTY, Hannah Diamond and QT (PC Music) interview on BBC Radio 1, 10pm GMT.
>i'm incapable of understanding/comprehending this
>it makes me uncomfortable
I feel that parodies are much smarter than irony. It does target the subject with cynicism, unlike irony which is just aloof participation. And you're right about how lame that is, which is of course why they wouldn't want to be labeled ironic.
Also, some more of this goddess.
I agree with this copypasta somewhat
but you gotta realize idiots will try to hype up the "next big thing" so to showoff how elite they are
instead of enjoying the music if they actually enjoy it you know
>it depends on who's supposed to be the audience here
As far as I can see, the PC Music audience is pretty much the vaporwave audience.
Aesthetically it's very close to vaporwave, in the sense that it's not retrofuturistic, but it doesn't really criticize the ideal as much as it celebrates it.
Yeah, but that's the current audience. What I'm trying to say is that it might have bigger (social) potential with different audience. But it was obviously easier to gain the listeners they have now.
I agree that there are some similarities between PC Music and vaporwave. If PC Music is meant to intensify the mainstream culture then one can easily say it is based on some sort of accelerationism.
I don't feel like it has the potential to really break away from the vaporwave and the trendy memegenre audience.
What it really feels like to me is that it's this slightly cynical, sometimes very viciously mocking kind of niche version of mainstream pop.
And that's, maybe because it's tailored to pander to people like myself, really makes it quite enjoyable.
>tfw this music video generates some kind of primal sperg anger in me and i don't understand why
i understand it is inherently a style of music that is designed to serve as a kind of mocking or critique to the real article of top 40 saccharine pop music or whatever the hell
but i still get mad as hell at this
Lyrical themes, pitched vocals.
Try listening to Friday Night by GFOTY
The camera focus is kinda fucky in most places and it feels like it has a blur effect on it in the brighter sections and whoever did lightning on this set is a goddamn hack.
But it's not all hypersexualised: QT is pretty damn juvenile lyrically.
While Hannah Diamond talks about relationships she never mentions or even alludes to sex...
While some pc music (GFOTY) is hypersexualised it can't all be characterised in this way.
>mu not getting pc music
i am done with this site jesus christ
this is old now and you guys still don't understand the genius of it
i would explain but its literally pointless for you boneheads
yeah i guess i'm having a rough day i know that's not an excuse to take it out on others
it's not about lewdness. that sentence is directed at all listeners meaning that she is available to them all. she's a commodity just like the drink that is advertised along (drinkqt).
>implying other pop music is not an abstract representation of an orgy
>pc music is decades old
Maybe you only need to masturbate, but the fact that it provokes such a strong reaction from you and others could be evidence of its value. It's only sounds but it made you feel.
there is no fucking genius yet they are just crap shooting right now trying to figure out where to take his project next
I wouldn't be surprise if a.g. cook is here just trying to steal ideas