To be fair, you must possess a very high IQ to truly understand and appreciate the genre that is vaporwave. It’s all at once a rejection of corporate agendas and canned music, with the hazy imagery of abandoned malls, and facilitated by the groundbreaking technology of automating the playrate in your software. It makes me wonder at how, more than 60 years after the invention of music, artists still find a way to innovate, and push the boundaries even further. Vaporwave is a testament to humans’ natural impulse to explore the unknown.
It’s a shame that this goes over a lot of people’s heads.
Personally, I blame the government.
I don’t think there’s much doubt that vaporwave is better when listened to in the cold, and especially at night. Imagine listening to Floral Shoppe driving on a warm summer day. Now imagine listening to it on a snowy winter day at night, in bed with the window open so the weed smell clears out. I’m sure there is a minority that will prefer listening to it during the day. There’s no accounting for taste. But a lot of very smart people are saying vaporwave is better in the cold.
Why does that matter?
I’d say at least half of the country believes that science is real and that global warming has been increasingly accelerating since the Industrial Revolution. But a significant minority has bought the oligarchs’ anti-climate-change talking points hook, line, and sinker. This provides a significant issue for vaporwave. As the severity of the climate-change crisis heightens, the winter snow and cold nights that cradle the appeal and experience of vaporwave will vanish, meaning that, inevitably, the blood of vaporwave will be on the hands of the oligarchs.
This political-corporate agenda to hinder climate change reform is solely because of vaporwave’s disestablishmentarianist implication, and its rejection of the corporate propaganda that has become ingrained in the American lifestyle. Anti-climate change is anti-vaporwave, and anti-vaporwave is anti-climate change.
But as I said, a very large minority of everyday hardworking Americans have bought the corporate bridge, and have ingested the idea that vaporwave is stupid and environmental reform is part of a scam designed to make people live even longer (which I don’t think anyone wants). These ideas go hand in hand.
Everyone has been fed from the corporate hand, and has the fingerprints of the hand that feeds all over their imaginations. The difference between those who believe and those who don’t, is that the ones that don’t believe, reject wage slavery, and think vaporwave is dope; they are super cool. And those who have bought that bridge and believe vaporwave is stupid and poor people deserve to die, are super lame and definitely weren’t allowed to sit at the cool table in high school.
They think we’re too gullible to know better.
Don’t let the nationalist wool cover your eyes.
Climate change is real, and vaporwave is dope as fuck.