“You are a mashup. You are a blend of so many seemingly contradicting influences. And exactly this defines your individuality: Not your identification with a group but your uncompromising acceptance of your own unique idiosyncratic identity.”
The post-genre-pop trio West Coast Exiles from Venice Beach, CA, dedicate themselves to this idea – both musically and lyrically: “Gotta be that freak in a million. You gotta love, love times gazillion” they demand. Be what you want to be, dare to be different, explore that edge – but do it with heart and love.
It’s not a coincidence singer Chandler Leighton seems like a poster child of Generation Z: “Be so completely yourself that everyone else feels safe to be themselves too. Embrace the strange.” she states on her personal Instagram account.