Musical genres are categories of ideas that achieve a particular spirit.

So when outsiders start mislabelling ideas that don’t achieve that emotion, it feels personal to those that are deeply connected to it.

If you’re not sure what genre of music you’re creating, it’s likely you’re not clear about the spirit of your music. Genres aren’t hard categories, they are emotional beacons.

If you can categorise your favourite artist into a genre, you can categorise yourself too.