Music… there’s so much of it out there and there are many kinds of music in the world. Everyone has their own personal taste in music whether you’re into dubstep, dance, pop, rock, jazz or any other type of music genre that I failed to mention. As humans, our hearts have a unique melody and it pulls us towards the music which most represents our heart’s song. So, what do I look for when I listen to music? Well, to be honest I’m not too sure what I look for in my music but after taking a closer inspection, it appears that I have a thing for music in which it’s lyrics hold a meaning deeper than one can comprehend by just listening to it. As you know, I listen to a lot of genres of music but I can’t really handle dupstep or music with limited and repeated lyrics such as Nicki Minaj’s “Stupid Hoe”. Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy some of her other songs but it’s songs like that which really annoy me.
I mean, if you look at it and it’s lyrics you’d have a headache by the time you finish counting how many times “Stupid Hoe” is said in the song. I enjoy music from artists such as Birdy, Ed Sheeran, The Script, Lady Gaga, Beyonce and of course, who could forget? One Direction (Yes, I’m a directioner if you already didn’t know.). I enjoy music with a slower and toned down beat while hearing lyrics that have meaning to them. What I’m trying to say here is that not everyone will like every type of music and even if there’s a person that does like all type of music, there will always be that one genre that they would like above all others because that genre is the closest to the song that radiates out of their heart.
This goes down to a deeper level when we break down through the genres of music and deal with certain songs. There is always that one song that speaks to you the most (it’s not always your favourite song). It may be because of an experience that you have had in your life or you might just relate to the sound and lyrics that the music emits. You might even look up to the artist that sings that song. For me, “Little Things” by One Direction and “People help the people” by Birdy resonate with my heart the most. They make me feel safe, “worth it” and make me ponder about the world we live in. These songs make me extremely calm and I am able to forget and enjoy the soothing sounds of the instruments against the voices that are sung. These songs are the closest songs to my heart.
We will never know for sure what the song in our heart sounds like but as we listen and learn about more music, the more we are exposed to the sounds, lyrics and feelings, we can slowly make a rough estimate of what it sounds like. The only time that we’ll be able to hear it is when we finally pass on. When we finally reach peace in the afterlife we will be able to replay our lives with the song of our heart.
Music is a big part of my life as it is with many other people in the world.
“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent”
– Victor Hugo –