Music is such a powerful thing. It evokes so much emotion – happiness, excitement, sorrow, anger…There is a melody for every possible emotion I am sure!
I love music, I love all kinds of music…except for maybe heavy metal, that’s a bit much for me, but if it is something that you enjoy – then good for you!
I’ve always been aware, but maybe I have become more consciously so, about the effects different kinds of music has on your emotions. Lately I have been drawn to listen to some old school stuff that transports me to my late childhood days. I’ve been belting out tunes to Hanson, Spice Girls, Peter Andre, hitting those high notes with Mariah Carey and Celine Deon, as well as busting out my best boy band moves to 5ive and Backstreet Boys. These artists and their songs from the 90’s put an instant smile on my face and I just feel good all over! Those were the days my friends!
When I just want to chill or am feeling a wee bit melancholy I invite my good friends James Bay, Jack Johnson, Nora Jones, Passenger, Angus and Julia Stone, Missy Higgins, David Grey (plus a few others) to join me for a sing-a-long (or am I joining them? hehe).
Then there are the tunes that transport you to another time and place, where you could literally close your eyes and be any where in the world, or reliving another moment in time – dancing in your parents kitchen, sharing a tender moment with your lover, celebrating with your besties, mourning the loss of a loved one, rocking out at a concert – you could be anywhere! That is the beauty of music, that it is able to evoke these emotions and memories like they happened just yesterday.
So my friends, sing at the top of your lungs, dance like no-one is watching, let your hair down and let the music evolve you!
Sunshine, Lollypops and Rainbows,
P.S Can’t wait until it is acceptable to start listening to the Hanson ‘Snowed In’ album. Oh Christmas carols, how I love you so!