I hear a lot of older people (not teens or twenty-somethings) say that they don’t have time to discover new music anymore. That is often evident by their aging classic rock playlists.
Allow me to remedy this issue with a series of blogs that I will be doing, or attempting to do every Friday. I will pull up something brand new and liken it to something older that people will remember from when they used to discover music on their own.
If you like Bryan Adams “Cuts Like a Knife” and Flock of Seagulls “I Ran (So Far Away),” you may enjoy the new song called “Bed” from a band called Cende.
With “New Songs for Old People,” individuals can get into a new song that sounds similar to something old that they liked. It won’t be scary or weird or unlikeable to listen to new music, because it will just feel like a sequel to music they already know and enjoy.
For instance, if you like Bryan Adams’ 1983 hit “Cuts Like a Knife,” and Flock of Seagulls, “I Ran (So Far Away),” that many will remember from the Playstation 2 video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City – you may enjoy “Bed” from a band called Cende.
This small connection to an ever-changing cultural landscape will be especially helpful when people go on Tinder dates. They will want to seem hip and know about current music, but in reality, they have no idea where to start.
Sample Dating Interaction
You can have the song playing in your car and they’ll be like, “Great song, where did you hear about it?”
And you can shrug and be like, “Some music blog.”
You can read even more about the band Cende in this SPIN article. However, don’t appear to know too much about the band or the song, or really anything though. It is important to make life look effortless so your Tinder date doesn’t think you have too much baggage.
3 Basic Things to Know About Cende:
- “Bed” is the first single off their upcoming first album, #1 Hit Single
- It’s coming out May 26, but you can pre-order it now
- The band is made up of four guys from Brooklyn
PRO TIP: Going to a show is a great date idea. You don’t have to talk very much and you can react to a shared experience. Have dinner first so you don’t get hangry, though.
You Can See Cende LIVE at:
- Jun 13
The Rebel Lounge
- Jun 15
Los Angeles, CA
- Jun 16
San Diego, CA
- Jun 18
San Francisco, CA
- Jun 20
- Jun 22
- Jun 24
Salt Lake City, UT
- Jun 25
- Jun 29
- Jun 30
Mahall’s Locker Room
- Jul 01
- Jul 02
- Jul 08
New Songs for Old People is a music blog episode series specifically designed to ease older Millenials and Gen Xers into new music in a way that is simple and non-threatening. Building from familiar cultural references, New Songs for Old People helps restore relevancy to aging populations with fun and rewarding content.
P.S. – I ain’t pickin on ya, Cende. Just trying a little satire to get people out of their bubbles and listening to new music. I love this track and can’t wait to hear the rest of the record! ~ Much love, M.