Flux Pavilion Quits Social Media (Temporarily?)
Flux Pavilion made a statement on Facebook today regarding hard comments and trolls on social media networks. He speaks to the importance of being an artist first and foremost. He is correct in saying the music should speak for itself and that is really how an artists should be judged, but social media is such an important way to connect with the fans in a new way that just 10 years ag0 wasn’t possible. Social networks allow a more personal and accessible way that can only heighten the relationship with the fans and the artist. Have you ever liked an artist less for something they did on social media? That would be the only time to use the “let the music speak” line to check yourself.
I completely stand by Flux’s decision to “concentrate on just the music” and hope that this only helps him in his productions. If he feels as though this is what he needs to do to put out the best tracks possible than Godspeed!
Is Flux being sensitive or or is social media getting in the way of the true art form? Read his full statement from FB below:
“Im sure im gonna get asked about this so i would like to refine my statement a little more. Giving up is a strong term to use, i dont want anyone to think I dont care about all of you music lovers out there. Social media is great, and has been incredibly important not just for my career but electronic music in general, it has given us our own world to build however we like, freedom to express ourselves and share our ideas and art with each other. Its a powerful thing. I was showing a friend a vine that i had created and out of the corner of my eye I saw the top comment ‘Your Vines Suck’ . . . and i thought “yeah, i guess it does . . . but i never intended for it to not suck” it was just a funny thing that i thought of bored in a backstage cabin in the middle of Finland. It made me think about what makes me who i am, and that has always been my music. My music is what defines me and that’s all I want ‘Flux Pavilion’ to be. I was once told ‘you are only ever as good as your last song’, which in itself is quite a damning statement, but i think there is a truth in the fact that my output as a musician is how i choose to present myself, i want to dedicate my mental space to making sure that my music is the best that it can be. ‘You are only as good as your last vine’ is an echo’ing thought of a world that i dont want to live in. So im taking a little break from it all to plug my guitar in and jam my merry fingers away and hopefully create something that im proud of. If you want to define me from my last post, then i guess this is a good one to end on for a little while.”