Musicians are usually very driven and believe in their songs and ideas for 200%. This feeling is often correct, but it also happens that it clouds the view of reality.
Engineer/producer, Joss Mennen says:
Passionate drive can make a big impression. I can remember the band's first studio experience Krezip to remind. As an engineer I was responsible for the registration of the very first Krezip songs.
Jacqueline Govaert, I estimate to be about 15 years old, entered the studio and immediately disappeared into the recording room. She got behind the grand piano and immediately started singing her own songs with conviction. The self-confidence and stubbornness that emerged during the recordings were entirely justified. Everyone knows how this ended up.
However, the opposite is much more common. A guitarist who bought a Peavy 50150 because he wants to sound like Eddy Van Halen. Or a band in the studio wondering which song will become their hit single. Before the recording of his band, a drummer enters the studio with a Nickelback CD with the message that he wants to sound like this and whether I can make it happen. I reassured him and told him that if he plays exactly like the drummer from Nickelback, this will not be a problem.