What exactly are we talking about when we refer to “grown people music”? It is music for people living in the real world, and about people living in the real world. It is not kiddie bubblegum lyrics. It is not music that is tossed together in two seconds, and then tossed into the world with a price tag on it. It is real musicians, putting in real effort. It is music with soul in it, music that comes from deep within.
We are talking about established artists like Michael Jackson, Luther Vandros, Marvin Gaye, Sade, NeYo, Usher, and the Temptations, along with up and coming artists like J. Red, Adele, and Winston Warrior.
What do all of these artists have in common? They keep it real, and they make us feel! Their music is not a description of life, it is living life! We laugh with it, cry with it, and dance to it. It touches our souls!
For your listening pleasure … some “grown people” music from singer/producer J. Red: http://soundcloud.com/jred-music/lets-get-away .
© August 2012 Bonnie Cehovet