I love music. I love listening to it. I love belting out inaccurate lyrics just for the sake of it. I love how it makes me feel all sorts of emotions. I love how it can make the world pause even if it’s for just three minutes or so. I love how I can express myself by just singing this song from that album. I love it’s fragile nature when trapped in my earphones. And I love how they tell stories. All sorts of them.
When you listen to a song, when you listen carefully to those lyrics, isn’t it like reading a book? This singer laments about a failed relationship; this singer croons about living in the present. These universal themes, haven’t we encountered them from the stories we’ve read?
Both mediums have the ability to make me feel. They have the capacity to convey such unique and powerful messages. So where am I going with this? I think there’s a fine line between music and books. Or maybe that line doesn’t exist at all.
I’m also that type of reader who listens while he reads. It’s not an easy task but the overall experience is really something. The next time you read, why don’t you put your phone or computer on shuffle? See where your music selection takes you.
Or if you’re like me, how was the feeling? Have you encountered a situation wherein the song complements the scene you’re currently reading? Also, who are your favourite music artists? I’m asking this because I need a new album to listen to other than 1989.
Postscript: Please forgive the messy construction of this post. I intended it to be as sporadic as possible because that’s where I’m at my finest (hopefully).