Recently, a lot of the people attended a Brand New concert of Dashboard Confessional albums and all are really pleased as well as wondered that, how popular is Emo music still in today’s society? Emo music was at its peak in the early to mid-2000s, and was a big part for teenagers and young adults in the United States. Bands that fell into this genre were bands like My Chemical Romance, American Football, as well as Dashboard Confessional albums.
Influence of Emo music in the present generation
- The reason why all of the mainly wondered if this genre was still popular was the reaction from multiple people they talked to each other before the Brand New show of Dashboard Confessional albums. All got reactions ranging from “Who’s that?” to “Lucky, I’m jealous.” from people ranging in different age groups. The people who knew mostly of Brand new were in the age group who would have been in their teens in the mid-2000s.
- So what people ‘vet been questioning since then, was it just a fad and how longer will Emo music be on this planet? It reminds me a lot about how new genres are emerging every five years or so. For example, Emo music throughout the mid-2000s, then “Hardcore/Screamo” music, then indie music the last few years or so.
- Do age and the period you grew up in have a big part in what you listened to? When you grew up in the “Hardcore/Screamo” music era, and that was a big deal to a lot of people. As you started hanging out with people who grew up listening to Emo music, your love for that whole genre got stronger and stronger as you were more exposed to it.
- When you had a broad perspective of thinking that “Hardcore” music was the best thing ever, you noticed that many hardcore bands were started throughout the few years you were in love with it, and it seemed that the mentality for concerts like Dashboard Confessional albums Tour and bigger festivals shifted from being primarily Punk as well as Emo to primarily Hardcore. As stated before, music does play a huge role in teenagers and young adults lives, so as each new group of teenagers as well as young adults arise, will the pattern of a new popular genre emerge every few years?
Dashboard Confessional albums are a well-known American emo band from the Boca Raton, of the place Florida, directed by the singer as well as songwriter Chris Carrabba. The name of this band is resulting from the beautiful song “The Sharp Hint of New Tears” off their first appearance album, The Swiss Army Romance. So what do you think? What are your thoughts on this whole Emo music scene? You’ve noticed that more and more bands have been doing 10-year anniversary tours for their more popular albums as of recently. Do you think that will spark up or give a wakeup call for Emo music becoming more popular again?