Connecting to Music

Music is used as an outlet from reality.

Yesenia Diaz, Staff Reporter

Music is a form of therapy and can be used as an artistic outlet. It relaxes the mind and makes people feel at ease. It’s an escape from reality. During the uncertain and uncomfortable time the world is facing, life is way different than before. People all over the world had to make new changes and the transition was stressful. Abiah Randel (23) said the song that changed her life was “How Could You Leave Us” by NF. Randel said, “When you are really young and don’t have parents around to care about you, it’s like false hope”. Randel makes a connection to her real life through this song’s lyrics, as many people do. People tend to form emotional connections to songs that reflect their past experiences. Yaritza Puente (21) said, “One of my favorite songs is “High Hopes” by Panic! At the Disco. I feel I can relate to this song because I have always had high hopes even through the rough times. “Mama said don’t give up, it’s a little complicated/ All tied up, no more love and I’d hate to see you waiting” this might be the best line because my mom has always been there for my siblings and I, so I just want to see her proud and know even after all the struggles she went through she did a great job raising us and being both of my parents at one.” Music could also have importance in people’s relationships and friendships. ¨My song would be “Electric” by Alina Baraz. This song has brought me very close to one very important person in my life and it reminds me of them. Even though it’s a sad song, each time it plays I get flushed with memories.¨ said Dayana Hernandez (23). 

Music could also be a mood lifter. Listening to upbeat music and happy music could increase your serotonin levels. Faith Orosco (22) said her happy song is “Sunflower” by Post Malone. ”When I think of sunflowers, I think of happiness and for me I think that I am a very happy person” she said. Her favorite song is reflective of her personality. It could also be related to their experiences. “Probably “Young, Wild, and Free” by Snoop Dogg Feat. Bruno Mars because I’m still in high school living life making mistakes and taking it all day by day” said Essence Orosco (21). She is living out her high school experience while she still can.