There are plenty of reasons to bemoan the state of music these days. But, thankfully, there are still some great reasons to be optimistic as well.

There are a whole lot of artists out there who are just rehashing things that have been done before. And not in the good, throwback way, but in the unoriginal, "we've run out of ideas" way.

But there are also artists who continue to innovate and bring classic sounds and styles to a whole new audience.

I'm writing this because I heard Justin Timberlake's latest song, "Take Back the Night" recently.

The very first feeling I got was back to Michael Jackson's classic "Off The Wall" days. When he was, in my opinion, at his very best.

Take a listen for yourself:


There is still hope for new music these days!