The idea of music is to liberate the listener and lead him to a frame where he feels he is elevated.
In the end, to do a good accent, you just have to be a good listener.
As a writer, I find it very satisfying when a lyric suddenly ties together more neatly than you expected it to. But for the listener, hearing a good lyric is not generally as exciting as hearing a great beat or a great riff or a great melody or even a distinctive singing voice for the first time.
I want listeners to feel as though they went through an experience.
We hope to win over new listeners who would normally never listen to an Aly & AJ record. That's our greatest expectation we've set for ourselves.
Kendrick Lamar is a phenomenal artist whose work has served as a catalyst to raise a new level of consciousness for this generation. His message challenges the status quo and motivates listeners to rethink our society's institutions.
I'm not sure it's a better music world of appreciation and performance. I think the listener is a different guy, and listening is something he does in passing, with other stuff going on. There's less care and understanding of the relationship between the song and the listener.
I'm passionate about the issues that I care about, and I'm a really good listener.
If a listener nods his head when you're explaining your program, wake him up.
Great entrepreneurs are often great listeners and they can spot patterns and pick up on small details in customer stories.