In the same way that sometimes you need to dress up a little put on
some snazzy clothes and make up to lure someone home with you. You
sometimes need to put the poppy, “accessible”, hook-filled song out to
the masses first. While that may not be what you look like after the
person is lured home with you they may come to find there is a whole
lot of depth and beauty to your whole person and stick around for more.
The way you look dressed up is your single, aka an accessible, pretty,
done up version of you. The person you really are, when you are reading
a book, telling jokes, laying around the house is your album track.
Both are fantastic but it is definitely crucial to recognize each for
what it is. One is not always the best first impression, while the
Many times bands will use a really dumb statement
when figuring out which song to promote/ use as a single/ put up online
and say “I know that song is our poppiest and most accessible but it
doesn’t represent us as a whole.” In the same way you you don’t show up
to a club wearing what you lay on the couch watching TV in, the single
may not be an accurate representation of you but you need to
acknowledge people don’t want accurate, they want the best of what you
do. After they see the best you have to offer, then they will see if
they like the rest. Vice versa will not get you anywhere, and you will
continue to sell yourself short to any band who puts their best foot
forward. Just try going out to tomorrow night to the clubs in your Snuggie and test my theory. Good luck!