…there be dragons!
In an interview when Adele was asked about her weight, she replied with:
“I don’t make music for eyes, I make music for ears.”
Amen, Sister. Exactamundo! That’s how I feel about it, too.
I am not here to look at, I am here to listen to.
Music is for listening to. The package it comes in shouldn’t matter in the least.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. However, appreciation of music is, thankfully, not only above, but also far beyond, the visual and the physical. Taste in music should never be influenced by personal taste in physical appearance. Music is spiritual in nature (at its core).
Close your eyes and, then, you will be able to see it.
“Well, Autumn”, you quip, “why then bother to make videos for your songs if you aren’t interested in engaging the visual?”
I never said that I wasn’t interested in engaging the visual: video can help to illustrate a song. But, I believe a good song (delivered by a good artist) doesn’t NEED a video to explain it. It should be able to tell its own story without the use of any pictures accept for the ones it inspires in the imagination of the listener. Video can be a good tool to help tell the story, but it shouldn’t be relied on soley to sell a song. And, it shouldn’t be used to show off the looks of the singer. If you just want to show off your politically correct body, become a model.
Music (and making music) is more important than the physical.
It is (so much) deeper.
So, good for Adele. What she said. Although, I would go just a bit further and say this:
I don’t make music for the eyes; I make music for the ears and for the heart.