Trends and fashions always seem to return to society after they seem to I into a coma with little odds I coming out. In the 70’s, punk music was very popular and died down around the 80’s, only to make a tremendous return in the nineties after the disbandment of Nirvana. Decades always seem to make a return, and if I were a betting man, I would say that the 2010’s are bringing a return of the “me” generation, or a others may know it, the 80’s.
If anything gives it away, it’s the fact that the society of teenagers are obsessed with ourselves all over again. They focus on what they want to do, going off of what the majority of parents did as children. There are outrageous styles again, with the baggy pants and the flat bill hats, stuff that when we are adults, kids will see out photos and go “what were you thinking??”
But if there’s anything that I think signals a return of the 80’s, it’s the music. In the last few months alone, I have found oh so many albums with that synthy, poppy sound that a lot of eighties music had back in the day. These bands are straying from what they’ve been doing for the longest time and while I like the music and find I interesting, I wonder if it will take over society.
Some good examples I found were Paramore’s self titled release, the new Daft Punk album, and I also heard a single called “Sick of It,” off of Christian hard rock band Skillet’s upcoming release. Paramore has a new electronic influence reminiscent of a new wave album, and Daft Punk has a lot of old school house and electronic music in it. Skillet’s single even has a synthesizer solo in it. These are just some theories but I don’t think I’m in the wrong here, making suggestions like these.
Let me know what you think of a possible 80’s return; for me I hope it means better rap music than what we have now.