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Music to the Ear

‘Music helps me to escape from the reality I live in. Music is life.’
Going a day without listening to my favorite tracks is almost impossible.
Whatever emotions I am feeling, music has a remedy or a way of making me feel even better. To put it this way:
‘Music puts me to sleep and brings we awake.’
Besides our favorite music picks, there are of course some genres of music that can be more therapeutic than others, especially when dealing with anxiety and depression.
Many will agree that music with an element of relaxation and a melodic progression (low notes to high notes) usually top the list, which may include Classical Music or Soul. But quite frankly, taste in music is subjective and so others may entirely disagree, choosing to think that it is not the genre but specific songs that actually do the work.
Still others believe that the high tempo, more upbeat songs are the best songs to ‘pull you up when you are down’.
But what do you think?
For me, both work, from the soft, passionate beats of James Blunt to the cheerful, racy tracks of Maroon Five, it gets me going.
Nonetheless, I do not necessarily have a favorite genre of music and I’m sure there are many people who are like me.
I listen to everything or just any kind of music that has an inspirational undertone. But should I be found listening to music, most of the time it would either be R&B/Soul, Soft Rock, Conscious Rap or Reggae.
At the same time, every week billboard stimulates our taste and opens up our imagination to new artist, new albums and new songs.
As we know it, making and producing music is big business and song writers and producers work really hard to get there product to the top of the lists.
It’s a very competitive industry but the ‘cream will always rise to the top.’
We get to listen to the best songs, to criticize the final work and to create our own playlist. As the week goes by we’ll be looking at some of the best music on the market today, exploring great musical moments in our past and honoring those we have today.
Also, if you have any musical ideas or suggestions you can share, feel free to do so…

But should you be feeling an urge for inspiration, take some time this week to listen to this new and upcoming artist, who is only 19 years old, Alessia Clara.
Alessia has recently produced some awe-inspiring work and continues to raise eyebrows.
She describes herself as being the ‘antisocial type’ who would rather hug a wall than follow typical teenage rules. This is pretty much evident in her recent hit, Here.
I find her to be amazing and talented, not only due to her age but also for the thoughtful lyrics in her songs.


4 Replies to “Music to the Ear”

  1. Amily says:

    It’s funny, although the style of music of the song Here I don’t really like, the lyrics are 100% me. Lately I’ve been listening to Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats, they’re fun and funky. And of course, my all time favorite artist, Emilie Autumn. She mixes rock with a neo-Victorian sound to create an entirely unique and awesome style, often singing of topics relatable to me such as manic depression and hospitals.

  2. Sara says:

    I relate to so much of what you shared Kevin. Music can really do amazing things. I actually really like Alessia Cara! I totally agree about the thoughtful lyrics. One of her songs, Scars to Your Beautiful is about loving yourself and what this idea of perfection does to people. A great reminder, check it out!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Em7vc8NWUNY

  3. Kevin A. says:

    Hi Amily,
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
    I’m a little new to Emilie Autumn’s class of music… I started listening to her today and I really liked
    Dead is The New Alive
    Gentlemen Aren’t Nice
    And Shallot (Btw, the story behind this song is very interesting).

    I’ll also take some time out to listen Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats. I struggle with situational depression so I am always looking for motivation… feel free to share your suggestions and ideas.

  4. Kevin A. says:

    Awesome Sara! I really like this song too. I’ve been playing her songs of repeat… I like Seventeen and I’m yours as well.


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