Why? the name of a band and a question.
Why have we not heard of Why?
Why? is an American band many people, as far as I know, sadly have not heard of. The question that pops up in my head is of course why the band has not reached the masses. In this post, I give you, the readers, my thoughts about the music and the incredible "feeling" the band delivers.
Why? is a creative group of three from Ohio that serves a mixture of hip hop and indie rock on a silver platter. Whether or not that mixture of genres is for everyone, I will not say (or preach for that matter). But I will say that I have never, in my life, heard anything quite like it, and that it deserves to be looked up.
The main thing that struck me, as I listened through the band's three full lenght records, besides the originality of the sound, was that they all differed very much in feeling. In this case, that is a good thing, because true "feeling" is what gives Why? its main value, in my opinion. Through presenting a wide variety of different spectras of "feeling", the listener is able to truely appreciate the way Why? provides music that is sincerly true to one who appreciates it's heart and soul.
If what I say is true, how come I have not heard of this indie phenomenon, you must be asking yourselves? The answer is quite clear, at least for us living up north. First of all, the band has not toured very much, and in result, we have not heard of them very much, which is a shame. Let us say they had toured alot, and a friend we know has heard of them. The chance for anyone not connected to a program such as spotify to remember the band's name will be slim, because it is relatively hard to remember a name as Why?. You might think "what was that name again" and possibly you will wonder why you have forgotten it, and through that line of thoughts, the image of the band has been replaced with the image of your own forgetfulness. Also, in being original as they are, even people who are connected to spotify will not find the band in the related artist suggestion box.
Lastly, I recommend you to give the music a try, because it is simply amazing. Type "why" in either google or spotify and you will find the band almost instantly.
Why? on Spotify
Why? on Grooveshark
Love / Olle