Whether it be the song you dance around your room to, or the one that comes on the radio that you belt out with tear filled eyes, music fills the void where words can’t be spoken. There’s songs that gets you dancing in the bar and songs that have lyrics powerful enough to stop you in your tracks.
Randy Houser actually released a song off his “How County Feels” album titled “The Power of a Song“. This song perfectly describes the emotional connection to music.
Whether you’re someone who listens to it on occasion, or someone who feels like they can’t breath without it- music is powerful. Beyond the emotional connection- its actually proven scientifically that music affects our brain.
Classical music is proven to help with math skills while any music with uptempo beats are proven to help motivate workouts. While it is proven on many accounts to be helpful, of course we must listen with responsibility.. Blaring music while driving can be both exhilarating and a stress reliever but always make sure you don’t get too carried away. Admittedly I once got a speeding ticket on a highway while jamming out to Lee Brice‘s “Drinking Class“.
So while your parents may not understand your obsession, or your co-workers who are confused as to why you always have your earbuds strapped on, remember music is helpful whether emotionally or mentally. So keep listening to the tunes that make you feel good and brighten your day, the ones that have you getting out a good cry because you had a bad day at work or someone you love just got diagnosed with cancer. Music is the melody of our life, its in the fiber of our beings.
“Music can change the world, because it can change people.” -Bono