SPB: Can you enjoy the work of a musician if you disagree with their politics?
Malachi: I don’t need to agree with someone 100% to enjoy their music, but I do think that I’m most drawn to art that shows empathy and a willingness to ask questions, regardless of politics. I think it comes down to hearing a worldview I can connect with rather than someone’s specific political beliefs.
Ryan: I don’t generally go for music that feels overtly political regardless of what side someone’s on, because those songs can be so specific that they feel dated pretty quickly. I prefer songs that find some universal truth within the specifics of a political moment.