On the importance of music in our lives [column] | Local voices


Music can change so many things in a person. It can help fight depression, change your mood or inspire. Music can be someone’s creative outlet for self-expression. There is no limit to what someone can say through music. Being creative is so important because it can help people solve problems and see things differently.

People can use music to express themselves in ways they can’t otherwise. It can also be descriptive or help express the exact emotion the artist is feeling.

Music is so influential to me, because I listen to it every day. Sometimes the best part of my day is listening to music. If I’m in a bad mood or just want to disassociate myself from the rest of the world, I put my headphones on and press play.

I also play the cello in the orchestra, which exposes me to different styles of music that I wouldn’t normally listen to.

Music makes people happy by releasing serotonin in your brain. Music can improve blood circulation in your body as well as reduce heart rate, blood pressure, and stress levels. Music often reminds you of things, creating feelings of nostalgia.

Another important thing about music is that it can make you more socially and culturally aware. Most music has a meaning behind it. If you listen to a song about women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, or anything of that nature, you can learn about it and understand it better.

For example, the lyrics to Taylor Swift’s “You Need to Calm Down” mention equal rights and include the line “Because the shadow never made anyone less gay.”

If you listen to music in different languages, you can understand how people speak and use accents. Personally, I listen to a lot of different music, ranging from Phoebe Bridgers to Stromae. I can learn how Stromae, who is Belgian and sings in French, speaks and how he uses different accents.

Even if you are not musically inclined or have a bad voice, you can still enjoy music.

Adelaide Pusey is in the ninth year at Warwick High School.


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