cover - n. In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new performance or recording of a previously recorded, commercially released song or popular song.
Perhaps it wasn’t clear to some people that Jay Park’s Nothin’ On You EP was a cover, otherwise the sudden expectations of “musical creativity” from this minialbum make no logical sense to me. The song is more or less what B.o.B produced with a slightly modified melody & different lyrics.
There’s a time and place for judging musical quality. You and I both could name many current artists whose quality of music is (so vastly) inversely proportional to number album sales, but I digress. It’s not music school, it’s the music industry. At the end of the day, 50 thousand of Jay’s albums have been released on the market within three days and his record went neck-to-neck against veteran artists’ album sales on the billboard.
Indeed, Jay’s album selling out in three days represents not only the massive buying power of his fanbase, but greater ramifications within the entertainment industry. Could we have even fathomed all this happening back in September, December, or February? No longer a wild card, Jay is making a name for himself and has the numbers to prove it.
Nothin’ On You EP offers merely a taste of what’s to come next. Who knows what to expect? No other artist under the auspices of idol manufacturing companies have ever experienced what Jay has. Jay’s network continues to branch out across the globe as more and more people are touched by his unique story and potential.
This is just a prelude. Let’s wait for the main performance.
In other news, I received my album and posters today. I forgot how it felt to actually hold a CD in my hands, and it made me realize I should really be buying actual CDs of music as a satisfying physical proof that I supported a particular artist and enjoyed their music.