Relevance is a state of being that artists pay into for years, using their mental and emotional energy as currency. Since when was being relevant the most important thing an artist could strive for? Since when are we more worried about who’s talking about us or where we’ve placed in this imaginary popularity contest? Just like looks, relevance fades, and then you are left with the truth that you were just the shiny new toy that everyone wanted to play with. And now that everyone has had a taste of you, they are bored and want someone new.
Take it from someone who was relevant, once. Relevance doesn’t measure your worth as an artist. Your heart, skill and hard work does. Because once you are no longer relevant, the truth of who you really are as an artist is the only thing you’ll be left with.