outofshapemusic

The Modern Wave of Reimagined Music

Remixes, otherwise known as re-imaginations or re-recordings of songs, seem to be trends that come and go in the musical landscape. In recent memory, many artists are releasing previously released music under a new rendition of the track.   The rendition can be anything from an acoustic or full-band variation of it or the same

After Music Streaming Ends, What Comes Next in How We Listen to Music?

Since the inception of music, it’s always been a difficult notion for any person to predict the future of how we listen to music. Besides just listening to music, buying music has vastly changed since the mid to late 20th century.   Despite the difficulties attached to predicting anything, it’s an exciting idea to discuss

Live Music Recommendations #8 – Rush – Live in Rio 2003

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwlER5UIuXM&t=301s As far as rock and progressive rock music are concerned, it’s hard to find a better group than Rush. Since Neil Peart’s passing in January this year, I found myself diving back into Rush’s discography. Considering they were one of my favorite bands growing up, it was nostalgic and a breathe of familiar air,

Lyrics as Literature

Out of all the avenues for human expression, songwriting can connect people on a global scale. Though when looking at lyrics as a literary concept, the literature community seems to disagree. Many do not believe that song lyrics can be considered literature. The most recent example of this was when Bob Dylan won the Nobel

Live Music Recommendations #7 – Mac DeMarco – Live at Primavera Sound 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VaRl6gULKM&t=521s At this point, it’s challenging to think about how much I miss shows. Outside of just my overall want and need to play a show, there’s an equal interest to attend one as well. Rather than focus on this upsetting reality, we can only focus on moving forward and when it can be safe