Even at their level of success, or pick an artist, -- at some point -- whatever they produced -- did folks around them possibly even say "nothing" concerning their work, songwriting, performances?
So, as this concerns "us" here, you and me, -- ever reach a point where whatever you do musically speaking -- folks around you just say, essentially nothing, -- and you're left wondering, -- so what happened? Good, bad, OK... and then folks are like (when asked, somehow), it's -- "yeah... love it, great, like the rest" (not all your work, but the ones that get "finished", practiced for use, etc., -- not all the demos we share with each other, and understand is an idea framed out sonically in one first draft version).
When that happens (happens to you?) -- I always wonder what that means. You?
[This is separate from the very different question, "why do this at all", -- who could stop! ]
So, ever wonder if Elvis, Hendrix, Paul Simon (he speaks about this actually), Annie Lennox, Alanis Morrisette, Sheryl Crow ... ever wonder, hmmm, what are folks thinking?!
-- Whatever that may mean.
I think the very successful, as a caveat, e.g., Michael Jackson, they are told it's ALL just AMAZING, but if "smart" are on guard for that, always, too. (That was told to be an issue in his regard, I have heard.)
So, as 5090 is finished and many have MANY songs to parse through, -- what are the folk around you saying? And, what's it mean? I would "argue", even an Elvis needs to be told, authentically, "wow, now that's just another amazing piece of work", -- eh?
PS: Anyone here just know they "suck" but because of their passion for their work, folks like their stuff anyway? ... it all just "comes through" and is "good", enjoyable, nonetheless?