Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they’ve had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people. Unfortunately, that’s too rare a commodity. A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. So they don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have.
I have not stopped playing Birdy all day, since the “People Help The People” video this morning. Her covers are obviously incredible, but there’s something about this, her only original song, that I can’t stop thinking about.
I have been hardcore obsessing over this Swedish duo for some time now. Their song “Manners” was one of the biggest jams of the summer that even Chiddy Bang ripped it for one of their recent singles “Mind Your Manners.”
The girls are back with a brand new video and EP of the same name. It’s difficult to find this level of quality pop tunes out there currently. AN-H