More so than most other things, music is subjective. You like what you like and it is far too easy to never broaden your horizons and listen to anything beyond your comfort zone.
Sometimes though, an artist you love can bring a totally new set of sounds to you out of the blue.
Whether it's a single song, an entire album or just a collaboration completely out of left field, there's no denying that sometimes two very different styles can mesh together better than anyone would expect.
Obviously, there is some amount of risk involved. What if your audience just wants to hear you do the same things as you've always done? Or what if fans from either genre are pre-disposed to dislike this new mash up of styles?
While this can happen from time to time, it's safe to say that thankfully, on more occasions than not these songs just work. Even the ones that have no right to on paper.
So here are ten times that two different worlds collided and the end result was something pretty special.
If you hear something you like, why not take a chance and dip your toe into another musical pool?
Matthew is a Marine Engineer to trade who writes sub-standard Scottish crime fiction in his spare time that can be found here:-
Originally brought up in the Western Isles of Scotland, he lived in Edinburgh for 15 years but now stay in Dunbar with his partner, son and dog.