How Music Continues to Change My Life Every Single Day
One of the longest relationships I’ve ever had in my life is my relationship with music. All my life I’ve always had music as a soundtrack, as cheesy as that sounds, to some of the most important moments in my life. I remember listening to Thunderstruck by AC/DC on long car rides with my family, Superlove by Don Broco on the flight to my new home, and so much more. Songs help me remember some of the best and worst moments in my life. They act as milestones in a way to some of the key moments in my life.
But like most relationships, my one with music has grown and changed over time. When I was younger it was all about the top forty hits to me, it was all about listening to the music that everyone else listened to. As I got older it was about rock music, anything related to My Chemical Romance pretty much! It was music that reflected the inner cool kid I wanted to be unlike the top 40 hits which in my opinion at the time made me feel like everyone else when at that point in time all I wanted to do was be the opposite of everyone else I knew. But now as I get closer to the age of twenty, my music taste has evolved to cover pretty much everything. As I’ve grown older the people I’ve met and who have introduced me to new music have introduced me to bands I never thought I’d ever listened to, some of which have now become my favourite bands.
Most music that I listen to now has changed me because of either how I found it, where I was when I first listened to it, or who showed it to me. I either listen to it because it makes me think of a specific person, place, or time in my life. Music is my time capsule, it’s a time machine to my past, my present and my future. It teleports me so clearly back to specific moments in time that I can almost only relive through music.
Like I said at the start, music is the longest relationship I’ve ever been able to maintain. It changes with me as I grow and it changes me as a person. Music is a truly powerful thing, as cheesy as that may sound, but it’s one of my favourite things in the world.
Without music I simply wouldn’t be myself.
Without music I wouldn’t be the person that I am today.