Friday, 4 January 2013


I'm sure many, thousands of people, feel like this, but I don't think it's talked about enough.

I think the magic of music is something indescribable, the way in which a song can really make you feel. I think that's ridiculously awesome (excuse the lack of intelligent adjectives, but I'm a teenager so 'awesome' seems to be fitting).

The fact that I can listen to Calgary by Bon Iver and be taken back to April when I saw them perform is amazing. Or the fact that I can listen to Mumford & Sons and have a rush of emotions make their way into my insides that I felt while I was living in America.

How does that happen? I honestly don't understand how I can feel so much just due to instruments and voice combined. 
I mean, feelings associated with songs, no matter what the song, are amazing.

I've realised, recently, that to calm myself down I can listen to Demi Lovato. I honestly don't care if people would consider that "lame" because she's helped me through so much. Just having her on in the background makes me feel better.
A few nights ago I was experiencing absolute anxiety over nothing in particular and it wasn't going away - I put on Miss. Lovato and, although it didn't vanish, it eased. 

I think people often underestimate the power of music. I'm not arguing that it can cure cancer or bring world peace - but it can make people feel better about not only the world but also themselves, and I think that's pretty darn great. 

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