Music is one of the most important and powerful things in my life. I truly believe that life without melodies and harmonies would be totally void of fun and happiness. Over and above, listening to and playing different tunes helps me to de-stress, relax and it can also help to motivate me in times of distress and loneliness.
As a little child, I didn’t have a great love for music as I do now. Songs that touched my heart were merely restricted to a few genres and bands which were popular back then. I mainly listened to whatever was playing in the background or what my parents were listening to. That’s when a song with the following lyrics-
“Oh my sleeping child, the world’s so wild
But you’ve built your own paradise
That’s one reason why I’ll cover you sleeping child”
by a boy band of the late ’90s, left a sense of exhilaration and flipped my happy switch.
Whether I was in the car, at home, or in solitary moments of bliss, this song heightened my joy and helped me to view simple things in life, with great delight. Nothing else mattered, in those musical moments. Often when I was weighed down with studies, school and homework, this was my only ideal getaway. That’s when my love for music slowly grew and was persuaded to listen and truly appreciate the words in them.
Now, as I am in my teens, music has become not only my passion but also my life, which inhibits my soul. Realising that music has the ability to capture all emotions, and has the power to soothe, heal and even mend broken relationships, my outlook and perceptions have tremendously changed.
Images created by music and songs are absolutely amazing. The ability it possesses to transport me back in time like a time machine is astounding . It lets me revisit lost and forgotten moments in life.
Music, according to me, can paint a picture, for example in classical and country music a story is being told, in a love song a message can be conveyed, and inspiring words in musical form can impact the world.
It colours the air, produces magic, gives flight to the imagination, soul to the universe, which motivates and encourages the brokenhearted. One thing is true. It is a fact that music can melt even the hardest hearts.
Personally, I love to write songs and my favourite genre is Rap Music. Focusing on this and building my career in music is what I have chosen to pursue.
In conclusion, I would like to add that to me, music is more than just something to listen to or play, it’s something to feel. I think it brings me closer to my friends and family. I also feel that it helps me to get through anything. It has become an extremely important aspect in my life and is an immensely powerful thing.
I hope one day, I will be able to realize my dream of becoming a professional in Music and also inspire others through my lyrics.
By, Xavie Oommen, Grade 9 IGCSE, Ekya School Byrathi