Growing up, I often heard the argument against modern art (including music) that it wasn’t “real art”. But what is “real art”? What is “real music”? That answer is going to be different depending on whom you ask.
I love music. But there isn’t much out there for me. See, I’m asexual. So that eliminates most songs. I am fine listening to them, but they don’t really speak to me. Second, I’m really into mental health. That has not been explored in music that much beyond the classic angsty and vague songs. They also tend to talk about the problem, not the solution. At some point I decided I wanted to change that.
Wanting to sound like our favourite musicians is usually what draws us to play an instrument in the first place. While I personally, don’t do a lot of covers, there are a few songs that I am drawn to play again and again, and that to me at least, are timeless.