Every generation wants to think they have some unique stroke of brilliance that emerges out of nothingness. Out with the old, in with the new, right? It’s part of the maturation process to want to rebel and establish a unique identity. But everyone is nothing but the sum product of our experiences, and that means the past keeps bubbling up again, and sometimes it can come out–a little familiar. Thanks to the internet, these connections hardly go unnoticed, much to the chagrin of Robin Thicke….
…or Sam Smith.
But for every high-profile case, like Led Zeppelin vs. Spirit, there are many more.
So let’s go down the rabbit-hole a bit.
If you’d like to learn more about these sorts of connections, please watch Everything’s a Remix. It will change your perception of the creative process!