Submitted by @therainfromfreecloud
Yep, I 100% agree with everything Grammy Anon said. The aggressive way they are being promoted right now I think shows that they really have the FULL backing of their label, which also means that none of these decisions are being made without a lot of careful consideration. That doesn’t automatically make the decisions RIGHT, but they definitely aren’t careless.
Like anon said, these are really historic venues in the music world, and it’s going to put them in front of a small but (hopefully!) very engaged crowd, which will put the band’s amazing performance abilities fully on display. And, I think it’s likely they will be getting music press in there, like they did in London. (Plus, I think some of it is them just genuinely wanting to get onto a stage any time they can)
And for Jimmy, even if it’s kind of sad to say, “being on Jimmy Fallon” is ultimately more important than the performance itself.
Things are happening VERY fast for Må right now, which inherently means a lot of conflicting considerations, shifting focus, and decisions needing to be made in a short amount of time. Things may feel disjointed, because from a purely logistical standpoint, they probably are, but I genuinely think they are trying to make the best decisions they can with the place they are at.
All that said, that doesn’t mean that we as fans can’t be irritated by Beggin’, or worry about them overworking themselves, or that it’s not still valuable to have a larger conversation about how the music industry being so US-centric isn’t always good for art.
Their label is Sony/Arista, not some small indie label, so yes, the decisions aren’t careless (at least when it comes to their career/image, can’t say the same thing about their well-being). This insane schedule has “Sony” written all over it.
Being on stage, with their fans, no matter how small or big the crowd is, is definitely something that brings them happiness, so I’m glad they can do that in the US.
I agree with the last part, but I think we don’t want to open this can of worms now.