“Even when I was 12 years old, I wanted to be a record producer,” Patrick Adams says, his voice full of enthusiasm even as his career reaches the half-century mark. “I wasn’t actually sure what a record producer did, but I had this burning desire to be one. So I practiced all my instruments—guitar, bass, drums, keyboards—and wrote as many songs as I could.
Yes, familiarity can breed contempt. On the other hand, there’s something called the mere-exposure effect, a psychological phenomenon in which people tend develop a preference for a person, place, thing or sound through repeated exposure.