Usually when the phrase “Comfort Zone” is mentioned, it comes off as negative majorly because we have always been admonished to “break out of our comfort zone” and all that business. But for the purpose of this article, I say to everyone reading this (especially the young music artistes); find your comfort zone… before you even think of breaking out of it!
Which one is “I do all types of music”? I am fully aware that it is possible for an artiste to be versatile and multi-faceted, but then when you tell me you do ALL types of music, it just exhibits your level of ignorance as an artiste. For goodness sake, even musical greats like Wolfgang Mozart, Ludwig Van Beethoven, King Sunny Ade or Fela Anikulakpo-Kuti didn’t do ALL kinds of music.
On the other hand, while versatility and musical flexibility is allowed, if you stay true to your musical brand and style, you would gradually carve a niche for yourself. I am of the opinion that it is better to be very good at one thing than be average at many things.
So please! Stop the unnecessary experimentation. Instant hits are not necessarily a validation of your musical ability or prowess. Find your sound. Find your niche. Find you!