Music brings people together


Savanna Briscoe, Staff Columnist

Music is one of the best ways to express yourself. Sometimes, it takes that certain song to really put you in your feelings and sometimes it just makes you forget about everything going on in your life. Music heals the broken. Everyone has a least a handful on songs they listen to after a breakup to get them through the heartache and pain. Sometimes when we hear a song, it can bring us back memories – some good and some bad. Whatever genre of music, it all brings us closer together.

For instance, when you are at a concert or a music festival, you aren’t worried about who is standing beside you. You are there for the music, to feel the lyrics flow through your body and ignite every bone. You are there to have the full experience and to feel connected with the words and, in turn, whoever you are with. That’s why I believe music brings people together. No one is worried about other people’s backgrounds, culture, race or how they identify themselves; most people that attend concerts and music festivals aren’t there to judge others. They are simply there to vibe with the crowd and performer and to be moved by the music.

Music frees the soul. It allows you to express yourself in ways that are unimaginable. It can relax you, excite you, even bring out emotions you never knew existed. Music brings love into the air – it makes people feel more connected and it creates memories that will last for a lifetime. It doesn’t matter what you believe in or stand for, music is for everyone.

At some point in your life, music has influenced you in a certain way; whether that be going after a dream you’ve had since you were eleven, or loving yourself and never changing for anyone else. Music is so empowering. It can help you get through some of the most difficult times in your life. It can move your soul and make you open your mind to the world.

Music opens up a whole new door – a door full of new friends, beginnings and perspectives. It helps shape people into the person they want to become. Singing along to a song can change your mood in just a few seconds. It puts a smile on your face as you feel every word you’re singing. I know this to be true because whenever I hear one of my favorite jams come on, this rush of adrenaline bursts through my body.

Music gets people dancing. It’s kind of hard not to move when the bass is thumping in your chest and you feel the lyrics on a spiritual level. Music is happiness. At music festivals and concerts, everyone is there for the same reason you are: to indulge in sounds and the words from your favorite artist and to spread the love with everyone.

No matter who you are or where you come from, music allows you to be yourself. It helps you to accept who you really are and it automatically brings people together. If there is one thing you can always count and depend on, it’s music.