What does music do to us? I literally just played a show last night where a kid in the crowd had a tattoo of me on his arm. I was extremely humbled by the fact that m face was on a kids arm for life! Obviously it wasn’t myself who made an impact on him as I’ve never met him before. However the music that I had taken part in writing and the lyrics I’ve written must have brought inspiration and encouragement to his life.. But what does music do to us?
For me I’ve realized that music can bring past memories up. It can bring an explosion of emotions anywhere from the hair being raised off your arms to the warm fuzzy feeling you get and just get all sappy! Haha I don’t know what it is.. but what’s the power of music in your life? Does it encourage you to live out good life choices..
I bring that question up because well… listen to a lot of the gangster rap. What does that teach us? How does it make you feel? I’ll be honest it builds my sense of pride up! Like I’m the boss, no one matters, I’m a tough dude and as I’m listening to the “beat” the lyrics generally have something to do with big booty “hoes” and making money and wearing “ice” … is that Jake Luhrs? … I don’t think so. Haha but something in the music makes me feel a certain way. I’m glad that I don’t apply the lyrics to my life as a sense of rules, laws, or good ideas.
What you are listening to, is it healthy?
Put on City and Colour (an acoustic project) and It brings me back to past relationships… ones I wouldn’t really care to think about. . Isn’t that crazy!
I believe it’s very important to be wise about what you listen to because it whispers in your ears and speaks to you in a way not many other things do or have the power to do. Music can mold and persuade.. It can control, and lean you one way or the other… it’s seriously that powerful.
I think about all of the musicians around the world and the power they have through their music.. and I see how much power they truly have with their words, actions, and their musical ability to make someone feel something… I don’t think I could live with myself if I ranted about money, killing people or telling people their lives are worthless..
I’m just curious… what your thoughts are on music and what it does in your life.
P.S. If you comment please recommend some good music I should check out! My ipod has been the same since 2009 and I’m looking for an upgrade. Thanks.
I also just wanted to share the rest of this story with the kid with my face tattooed on his arm. He was obviously a die hard fan so i asked him to get on stage and I wanted to show the crowd the tattoo and give him great thanks for supporting ABR and myself especially.
We then had him sing along with us during a song called backburner. I’m pretty sure he was as happy about it as I was. A moment I won’t forget.