Thursday, 29 October 2015

Music Matters

You know when you find a song, or an album, that you love so much that you play it on repeat for days.  Sometimes even weeks.  You know when that song gives you that tight feeling in your chest that makes you feel like you're exploding. 

When that drum fill hits you right in your heart.  When the vocalist puts their all into a final chorus so that you can feel the emotion in their voice.  When you love a song so much that you want to write the lyrics down and carry them with you forever.   Music can give you that feeling as though it's literally holding you together when you're about to break.

It's an incredible feeling.

Going to concerts is amazing.  Sometimes very scary.  But so amazing. 
Being surrounded by people who love that artists music as much as you do. 
Knowing that you're with people who get the music, so in turn they're highly likely to get you. That moment when the musician is just about to come on stage, the venue is dark and you can feel that shift in energy amongst the crowd. 

It doesn't matter that your personal space is being violated beyond belief because you're too busy dancing, dancing along to that song you normally dance too alone in your room, for once surrounded by people dancing too. 
Complete strangers look out for you; make sure you have water, give you a hand up if you fall, help you to the front if you need out of the crowd. 

Everyone in that room is looking out for each other just because they like the same music.  You're singing along to your favourite songs so loudly that you end up losing your voice.   Leaving the venue with a grin slapped on your face, your ears ringing and your head thumping.

We all have those days, weeks, months.  When life seems to be throwing everything bad at you all at once.  You feel tired.  Lost.  Worthless.  Scared.  Confused.  Isolated.  So you put in your headphones.  Press play.  Turn the volume up to it's fullest.  Close your eyes.  The music just fills you up.  You dance.  You cry.  You smile.  You're completely overwhelmed by the music that's taking over you and holding you together.  Music can help you feel a little less alone.

Music brings people together.  People who might never have otherwise met can build relationships through their love for music.  Music can bring back memories.  Music can create new memories to be treasured in years to come.  Music can be a safe haven for someone.  Music can create friendships.  It can bring a smile to someone's face.  Music can make you dance around your room and sing from the top of your lungs.   It can fill someone's life with a passion. 
Music can start a spark that turns into a fire.

Music can give you that feeling as though it's literally holding you together when you're about to break.  Music matters.

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