Music has the power to motivate and persuade me more than almost anything else.
What music I am listening to can reflect my mood or influence it. This comes as no surprise given its effectiveness in the film industry. Soundtracks are crucial to emphasize a certain feeling or emotion that the scene is supposed to evoke.
There are many film soundtracks that are fantastic examples of this, but the one that came to mind is for the movie Garden State. The tunes are so perfectly synched with the film to create the intended reaction and the turning point in the movie.
There is usually some sort of music playing in the background,
whether I am relaxing or studying, to fit with my current task or emotional state.
For example, in the morning I am usually a bit sluggish and I have began to alter my morning music choices to help me to prepare for a busy day at work or school. As of right now, it is a mix of 90s punk and post punk music (a lot of Weezer and the like). On my way to school this morning I played Wilco, which is a bit more down tempo and on the way home I played some Arctic Monkeys, which is British punk/pop.
It is quite varied.
When I need to relax or focus I usually opt for some post rock (El Ten Eleven as of late). When it’s really time to buckle down and get work done, I put on some industrial noise-cancelling headphones and zone out to the white noise.
By changing the type of music I am playing, I can motivate myself to get more work done or to persuade my mood to change.
What kind of music do you listen to in different situations?
What was the most recent band that you listened to?
I’d love to hear your input in the comments!
Edited by Steven Kapoloma