Elon Musk Continues His Music Career With A Fresh New EDM Track
He’s one of the world’s most influential and innovating CEOs, a man whose name is often featured in “Lists” – you know, lists of the world’s richest, top-earners, most influential, etc. You’d think that would be enough to satisfy Musk’s creative inclinations, or at least find his time occupied with numerous meetings, daily tasks and company agenda-setting targets. But no, it appears Musk is a man who is rarely satisfied with the status quo and belonging to the world’s top tier of the wealthy elite. He also wants to establish a music career.
While the rest of the world was gearing up for Super Bowl weekend, Musk was busy setting the foundation for his music career. On Twitter, he chained his name to E “D” M and then posted a SoundCloud link of an EDM track titled, “Don’t Doubt ur Vibe.”
With 30 million followers on the platform, Musk already has the sort of fan base most up-and-coming rappers and music artists can only dream of. But while most of these followers come from the business world where EDM would likely be misconstrued to be a scientific term, Musk looks intent on changing his image.
Images of the billionaire on the Internet might show him at lecterns, presenting to crowds with some kind of PowerPoint presentation behind him, but this is all going out the window. Posting a series of photos to Twitter, Musk now wants to be taken seriously as a music artist. He’s there, in the studio, hands fiddling with dials and headphones on as he cocks his head to one side in what can only be a quest to discern some kind of beat.
The track received very mixed reviews, with some taking to Twitter to express their concern regarding Musk’s sanity, while others simply attacked the music with the kind of scathing review you’d expect of Pitchfork taking to a Taylor Swift album. But when you consider lyrics like, “Don’t doubt your vibe / because it’s true / don’t doubt your vibe / because it’s you,” it’s not hard to see why the critique against Musk’s EDM track is so strong.
It might be a surprise to some, but this isn’t Musk’s first foray into music. In April last year, he made his musical debut after establishing his own record label, Emo G Records, and dropping the track “RIP Harambe”.