A musician’s job is to serve music, lift up the songs, drive each other to greatness and inspire each artist to be his or her best.
A good drummer can help shape the direction of the music: The dynamics, the style, the attitude. Everything!
With recorded music today, the drums keep getting turned up hotter and hotter in the mix, which is great for us drummers. I think it’s all about an aggressive beat, but still being musical and letting the song speak for itself. Let that story come through.