After a recording artist dies, do you find you have a new appreciation for their music?
Today on the radio, they were paying tribute to Whitney Houston’s life. They were playing her songs and callers were calling in, discussing how much she meant to them. I was reflecting on her and how popular she was when I was in my high school years and 20’s. At the time she was popular, her music was not “my thing.” I don’t like ballads, usually. Her music was right in the middle of pop, and I was more into either hip hop or rock. However, today, I found myself listening to and actually enjoying and appreciating hearing Whitney Houston’s songs. She did have an incredible voice.
I remember that after Michael Jackson died, I felt the same way. They were playing all Michael Jackson songs on the radio, and I listened to them and let myself feel for him and his family.
Do you find that after a recording artist passes away, you have a new appreciation for their music? Or is it “business as usual?”