For most of us, our memories and experiences are frequently directly linked to music. Music can influence our moods and impact how our brain is receptive to different situations and experiences.

I love music, I most times can’t do anything without music, hell! — I sometimes fall asleep with music, I read while listening to music, and I am writing this piece listening to music. — When You Were Young by The Killers is currently playing.

But what is it about music that we as humans have been connected to it from as far as we can date back our species? Why is it that some of us only like one style and some like multiple? Even crazy come some of us don’t like music at all?

These questions sometimes popped into my head, and I tell myself that I should spend some time looking into that, but I never do. What I do know is that music is personal and yet universal, and it is somehow connected to the fabric of life. Even animals and insects have songs as part of their form of communication, and while they can speak like with do, they can sing.

“The earth has music for those who listen”


These words by Shakespeare mean something to me; I remember the first time I came across them. It got me thinking about what they mean and, I came up with the thought that if we all are our own little universes, then we have to listen to the music in our souls because music has a way of making us feel things that we sometimes would not be able to handle especially in moments of joy, sadness.

“Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.”

Robert Fripp

When we are sad, and a sad song plays, our feelings of sadness are often intensified by it, and yet a happy song will not help either. When we are happy, a sad song makes us feel disconnected, but a happy song may be too much. So it is only when we listen to the music of our soul that it all magically fits and we feel connected to our emotion at a level that helps so find joy regardless of what we are experiencing.

As I ramble about this topic to which I don’t think I know anything about, — More Of You by Chris Stapleton plays-

This song makes me feel excited about the idea of loving someone one day, to tell them that I want more of them.

And that’s the thing about music for other people; this may have a completely different impact because music is magically personal, and it speaks directly to our souls.

“Music is not to hear, it is to feel”


This is why we score films because the sound of music helps us feel and connect with the scene we are watching.

Anyway, I decided to write this because I wasn’t feeling particularly well today and because it was music and a distracting conversation that made me feel better. — Vienna by Billy Joel plays.

As you can see, I have a very diverse taste in music, which I like having. Because I connect to music not because it fits a genre but because It fits my soul and makes me sing and dance even when I am not exceptionally talented at either, but music is like that for me. For example, when I listen to songs like slow dancing in the dark by Joji, which is currently playing, I immediately feel disconnected from this writing exercise. I want to close my eyes and feel the tones and sounds of his song and let it overtake me, and yet the song ends, and John Legend comes one, and I want to sway and let the soulful R&B do the writing and tell you that that is what is happening.

In conclusion, I love music, and I love to write, and if you made it this far, I apologize and thank you as well, this is a ramble that shouldn’t have been posted, but I don’t write for you. I write for myself, and I wanted to write this.