Climbing Through The Popstar Simulacra to Find New Peaks of the Uncanny Valley   ‘Oh I like this new song… I wonder who sings this?’ A thought we have all possessed while discovering a new artist. The next thought might be, ‘they remind me of that song… yah it’s like so-and-so’s style.’ We tend to categorize and generalize our musicians, for instance, an iTunes library organized with neat and simple genres and sub genres to divide and segregate our favourite artists.
R&B is an ever-expanding and changing genre, especially in 2012… if you’re a man. Frank Ocean, Migeul, and The Weeknd all rose to higher notoriety and famethanks, in part, to their minimalist beats and crisp falsettos. They brought fresh sounds and perspectives and reinvigorated the likes of Usher, with “Climax” being a direct result of the Weeknd and Drake.