Everyone has heard the "ooom cha ooom cha" slamming from stores in the mall or been shaken at a stop light by a car with huge subs at least once in their lives, so it's pretty safe to say we all know what music sounds like when there is no treble. Can you even tell what song it is? Eh, sometimes, maybe; but the point is that music without treble sounds like crap, plain and simple.
With all the talk of positive body image that's been going around lately, I've kept mostly quiet about the subject. I'm an introvert and rather non-confrontational by nature, so that was mostly for not wanting to deal with a firestorm dissenting opinions on the subject, but I can't hold it in any longer. Now with me being a guy, you might think I'm not the most qualified person to be spouting my opinion on the female body image debate. At the very least, I'd not likely be taken seriously without having the first hand experience of being a woman berated by a swarm of over-edited glamour magazines convincing me that I'm not pretty enough (Pro tip: guys deal with it too, just ask me how I feel about my moobs). Well, here's my opinion anyway:
The song I'm talking about is being touted as promoting a positive body image by drawing a parallel to bass and treble, but it isn't promoting a positive body image. At least not for everyone, that is.
For music to sound good, you need everything. The bass, the mid-tones, the treble, the whole enchilada. Each range of the audio spectrum combines to bring those beats and harmonies into completion, and the same goes for the variety of body types in this world, and even the people who find each one of them attractive. To say bass is best isn't promoting a positive image at all, it's just another exclusionary club, another way to say "I'm better than you." Referring to "them skinny bitches" is not only reinforcing this divide, but telling them that "Boys like a little more booty to hold at night" is really a gross generalization of what guys find attractive. Don't let the world sell you on these lies, the facts are that treble can be just as positive a body image as the bass, and every guy has his own unique idea of what beauty is; and those in themselves are beautiful things. Don't buy into the idea that you have to be all about that bass or all about that treble, or all about that anything else. It doesn't matter if you're bass, treble, or somewhere in between, just be confident in who you are now, because that confidence is what's truly sexy.