when words fail, music speaks
Music is like an escape for me. You could say it’s what keeps me sane. I don’t even know who or what I’d be without music, it’s just, I can’t imagine not having it in my life. Each and every one of us needs an outlet from time to time and for me that’s music.
I have a lot of favorite bands and artists. I swear I could write a whole other page about each of them. And I literally listen to everything as long as the music and sound speaks to me. From Bastille, Avicii, Macklemore, to The Smiths, The Beatles, The Arctic Monkeys, 5 Seconds of Summer and Bon Iver and everything in between, you name it. You could say I’m a bipolar listener, whatever suits my mood, I listen to. Whenever I feel down, I listen to music. And whenever I’m happy, I listen to music. There are times when I can’t even function well without listening to at least one song, it’s not even funny anymore.
Music keeps my blood pumping and the veins under my skin alive. It comforts me like a blanket at night. Every day I listen to the words and sounds of different singers/bands with contrasting ideas and opinions. The music I listen makes me who I am.
Music is a universal language, and I think that’s the best thing about it. I get to connect to people all around the world, people who’s language I do not even understand. But we can still communicate through music.
Recently I’ve had Holocene by Bon Iver on an endless repeat.(By the way, you can listen to it above if you want. You know just saying haha) It’s such an amazingly powerful song. It talks about realizing that you’re just a mere speck or pixel to a bigger picture but important all the same. You see the world and how magnificent it is and how little you actually are compared to it but still knowing that you’re still worth something. The songwriter (Justin Vernon) explained the song title in an interview: “It’s partly named after the geological era, but it’s also the name of a bar in Portland where I had a dark night of the soul.” He also stated that “the title is a metaphor for when you’re not doing well. But it’s also a song about redemption and realizing that you’re worth something; that you’re special and not special at the same time.” The meaning is completely and utterly beautiful.
My music just speaks to me on a spiritual level (I’m not even kidding) and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Some people think my music taste is weird but I’d say the best kinds are!
Suck on that! Haha 😀 😀