Here’s a take: if you’re on the job hunt, I don’t think employers are looking for work that represents you. They’re on the market for people that makes work that will sound like them.
You’re there to help their machine, their team, their audience.
This however, doesn’t apply if the goal is more self-centred. If you’re an artist looking to promote her own work, making work to look and sound more like you is the most important.
You can be creative both ways. But this type of question is more beneficial to people who are making work for themselves.
Who are you making work for?