Music is the universal language, and everyone has an appreciation for music. This post is about music that has influenced my life, made me realize that I am stronger due to the powerful words in the music I enjoy, and obviously this translates to others, who get a unique message from the music that they listen to.
Here is my take on music: Music helps everyone, and there are so many different types; pop, rock, classical, hip-hop, rap. You don’t need to like every type of music, and rarely people do, but I like country, pop, hip-hop and have recently taken a liking to a band called NeedtoBreathe (thanks to Alex Rainey, who is awesome), which is kind of southern-alternative-folk-bluesy-Christian rock music. My summer playlist at the moment consists of:
1. Won’t Let Go – James Arthur
2. Let’s Stay Home Tonight – NeedtoBreathe
3. Clear – NeedtoBreathe
4. Piece by Piece – Kelly Clarkson
5. Most Girls – Hailee Steinfeld
I like my playlists to project the power and freedom that I feel I have as an individual, and I always pick songs that speak to some aspect of my life (as I think all people do). I need music because it helps me pull myself back up, pull myself together, and give me a better appreciation for life. I had so much on my plate, and so many unnecessary thoughts in High School, and escaping into my world of music really helped me to push all the unnecessary aside and focus on being me.
For me, music is a way to express how I feel, because sometimes it is extremely hard to express how I feel in other ways. That has always been a challenge for me, but when I channel my thoughts through music, it makes issues easier to handle, and the good times that much better! Music is for everyone, and everyone is for music. Everyone has at least one song they will cherish for the rest of their life, and plenty of others that come and go with the times. Find your song(s), and always remember how they make or made you feel the first time you listened to it. It will always take you back to a place of strength and power!
Until next time,