I grew up in a house next door to Andrew Thompson. Our families were close and he babysat my brother and I, on occasion. I’ll admit, I want him to succeed.
After all, we’re trained to be supportive of each other. It is neighborly to believe in our friends, irrespective of any judgement on their ability. We’re taught that a person’s value has nothing to do with their talent, and that distinction often becomes muddied to the point where you’ll find yourself thinking someone is talented simply because you like them.
This puts me in the somewhat awkward position of wanting to dispel my personal relationship with the above artist, so that I might say to you without bias, prejudice, or reservation:
This music is really cool. It’s just damn catchy. And this song may be my new anthem.