Definition Of Genre
Genre is the style of a Art, Music or any other
form of art or entertainment. Genres are formed
by convention. These can be changed over time
as new Genres are created and the use of old
ones are stopped.
Definition Of Chosen Genre
Pop punk is a fusion music genre that combines
elements of punk rock with pop music to a varying
degree. The music typically combines fast punk
tempos, chord changes and loud guitars with pop
influenced melodies and lyrical themes. Some
examples of Pop punk bands are- Paramore, Panic
At The Disco and Fall Out Boy.
Stock CharactersThe artists within the pop punk genre usually dress differently to
what some people might view as ‘cool’ or ‘normal’. For example
Hayley Williams of ‘Paramore’ recently got criticized in a magazine
about the clothes she was wearing saying that they didn’t look good.
This also makes them different from other artists like boy bands
because artists like ‘one direction’ make sure that their appearance
is always at its best when in public and don’t wear scruffy clothes
where as pop punk artists often do. Their music is also very different
to other genres of music. Although it is called ‘pop punk’ it is very
different to pop music as it isn’t usually as catchy and the style of it
is much more grown up. The messages/words that are used in pop
punk music are often much more meaningful and convey a better
message. For example in ‘Ain’t It Fun’ by Paramore some of the
lyrics are ‘Don’t go crying to your mama cause you’re on your own in
the real world.’
Stock locations and backdrops
Locations that pop punk artists use in photoshoot’s that they do for
things like magazines are usually very different to locations that an
artist like a boy band would use. If it was an indoors location it would
usually be a dark maybe black room with little lighting. This presents
them differently to how they would be presented if they used light
locations because it suggests that they are darker and maybe that
their music is also much darker then other genres. However if it was
an outside location it wood often be somewhere that mainstream
artists wouldn’t use like the forest. The clothes that pop punk bands
would wear in a photoshoot are also usually very different to what
some people might think are normal and stereotypically think should
be worn. The themes that are used during photoshoot’s are also
usually quite different, for example You Me At Six used pictures that
looked like they were being arrested to promote their album ‘Sinners
Music and sounds‘Pop punk’ music can be very different to other genres of music. However it can also be quite similar to them as well. For example
Panic At The Disco’s song ‘This Is Gospel’ is very different to music you would find in the charts however Paramore’s son ‘Still
Into You’ isn’t and actually went into the charts.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGE381tbQa8 (This Is Gospel)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OblL026SvD4 (Still Into You)
This shows how much music genre is changing because a few years ago ‘pop punk’ music sounded nothing like ‘pop’ music. This
can be proven by listening to older albums/songs from artists and seeing how different they are to the albums that are being
released by the same artists nowadays. For example ‘Let The Flames Begin’ which is from Paramore’s second album Riot
sounds very different from ‘(One Of Those) Crazy Girls’ which is from their fourth and most recent album. Although they do have
some similarities (Big guitar solos and powerful vocals) they are very different.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AP11h6c-A4 - Let The Flames Begin- 2007
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZbKPERsjQs - (One Of Those) Crazy Girls- 2013
Stereotypically pop punk music is usually seen as being quite heavy, rough and loud which can be why some people don’t like it.
However a lot of their music isn’t people just assume that it is. Pop punk music does usually however feature a lot of guitars and drums
and the artists are usually bands and not very often solo singers.
The generic conventions of a pop punk music
magazine are music artists that aren’t normally
in the charts or have their songs played on radio
stations like ‘Capital’. The clothes/hair that the
people who feature in/on the magazines usually
have aren’t the kind of clothes that would be
considered ‘cool’ or ‘trendy’ by some people.
The colors are usually red or black and the fonts
are clear and bold.