~niki~ wrote:Remember, back in the day, when the Spice Girls would release a new single and we wouldn't know it was coming? We were so excited to see something new by the girls and we fell in love with the videos for the mere fact that the girls were in another video. You know, before the internet where everyone became a critic and started thinking they know better than everybody else and thinking musical artists needed to cater to the fans rather than pursuing their passions and making work they're proud of. Yeah, those were good times. Nobody just sits back to enjoy things anymore.
Now, Melanie releases four singles in the span of six months and majority of the fans aren't happy about anything and want to pick everything apart as though they're experts in the industry. Yeah, that's definitely gonna entice her releasing music.
The Spice Girls videos were good though. Melanie really isn't a visual artist in any way, her videos for most of her career have been sub par, her staging and performance isn't a visual thing either, her artwork leaves a lot to be desired too. Which means the main focus is the music and it really needs to be absolute top notch and it hasn't been that for a long while.