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Why do we listen to old music?

Josh Kinghorn, 9th Sep 2021
Tags: Music Blog

So recently I’ve shuffled up what’s on my MP3 player for when I’m out and about. Some of it is new stuff, released within the last couple of years or so. However, there is a lot of stuff that I added which was released beyond five years ago.

Re-encounter a track you haven’t heard for a long time.

There is that feeling that you just can’t escape when you re-encounter a track you haven’t heard for a long time. And sometimes that same feeling arises when something you’ve only just discovered actually got released years ago. 

That is most definitely true in regards to my discovery of “Ledger”, the solo project from Skillet drummer Jen Ledger. Though released not that long ago I had no idea that she had released music on her own, despite me being a big fan of Skillet for the better part of a decade. 

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Or an even better example for me would be LZ7. They had been touring for years before I’d even heard of them, and when I encountered them I wondered how I hadn’t heard of them before. The ability to capture a taste of party fever in one track is amazing. 

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So go ahead and take a look at some of the older stuff your favourite artists have done. You may discover a new favourite track, or even a new artist to add to your list!

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