It is no secret that consumerism has existed for many many years in different forms, but if there is one thing I have realised lately, it's that the internet has accelerated this in different ways.
Don't get me wrong, I have loved BTS since 2018 and they are an amazing group who have paved the way for a lot of groups in the industry to make waves in the West, particularly the US. But I thought I'd talk about some of the other groups out there that do amazing work that you might not have considered listening to.
I'm from the UK, and a lot of the time I can get really sick of English music, there I said it. These artists have become some of my favourites over the past year, and I think they all have exciting things to come in 2019.
With the release of The 1975's third album, A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, I came to realise just how much this band means to me, and how much they have truly shaped my life since I started listening to them. Let me take you on a journey.