You may have heard your parents or any other elderly person remark, "I can really feel that there's this generation gap between me and my kids now. I can't even relate to the sort of music they're listening to now!" This, you might say, is evidence that there is really a jump in generations that had already taken place, and that this so called "generation jump" has resulted in a shift in the latest music craves, the kind of music that people nowadays listen to. So, you may ask, what kind of music is latest music nowadays?
The Generation Y and Z's Latest Music
The times right now belong to the generation Z. Those people who can say that they belong to the generation Z people are said to be born any time between the years 1990 and 2001. The generation preceding them, which is generation Y, are said to have been born within the years 1982 to 1994.
The generation Y-ers are also called by the monikers echo boomers and millenials. Essentially, the generation Z-ers are actually sort of "shadows" of those who belong to gen Y, only more advanced in the technological aspect and younger. The gen Y has also been referred to as "generation why?," which, apparently, seems like a concession to the fact that the world right now is under the period of information revolution--the times when the power to interact, communicate, be inquisitive, and raise a voice when needed are extremely crucial for survival. The gen Y and gen Z period has also been characterised by the power of the youth, whose voices weren't that much heard of in the previous generations.
Since the times right now are made up mostly of the "young 'uns"--people from gen Y and gen Z--it can be said that the latest music of these times are livelier, more energetic, more expressive, and generally have more thought provoking lyrics. The latest music trend of these times, too, can also be referred to as very techy, judging from the attachment the gen Y-ers and the gen Z-ers have with their mobile phones, iPods, and personal computers.
The Latest Music
While pop and rock remain to be latest music favourites, the latest music trends are actually seeing more of the genres emo and alternative rock in the latest music scene. Emo is a very expressionist type of latest music that takes its origins from indie rock, hardcore punk, and post hardcore. On the other hand, alternative rock is also a punkish style of music that takes its roots from hardcore punk, punk, and post punk. The latest music scene also features increasing hip hoppers versus rockers fights, which even proved to be personal and fatal.