Killyourstereo.com continues its new column based component today where we give musicians freedom to offer a unique, personal and individual voice
This month and the months thereafter, we will host the thoughts of various industry members, which aim to allow readers a new insight and perspective into a variety of music based topics.
Whether you agree or disagree with the points of contention, the focus is to generate discussion and receive a different side of the page with the respective opinions.
Prepared Like A Bride frontman Ryan Bowles offers the first entry in his column.
A World Without Music
Lately I’ve been thinking about what life would be like without music… Have you ever asked yourself that question?
Over the weekend I found myself drifting around the Brisbane Soundwave festival and pondering about what the thousands upon thousands of people around me would be doing, where they’d be and what shirts they’d be wearing if there were no music.
Music has to be the single most relatable experience on the face of the earth. No matter what language you speak a single song can have the impact to inspire change, evoke emotion, create chaos or soothe a weary soul. As I’m writing this I have music playing, most of you reading this probably have music on. So what is it about music that we are so caught up on? What is it that keeps us coming back for more?
I personally think music strikes a spiritual chord within us that no man made creation can reach. How can that one particular song rescue you from the troubles of your day or pump you up and push you to go harder and faster. It’s such an incredible gift that’s been used over the ages for so many different things. I think it’s the combination of a message within a song along with a great track that catches me. Whether it’s heavy, chilled, crazy or poppy, feeling like I know what the singers talking about or going through allows me to feel like I belong, like I’m not alone, like someone understands.
I grew up with records always spinning in our house but when I found myself at a show for the very first time in 2005 I knew it was where I was meant to be. Right then and there it was like time stopped. I can’t imagine a life without music in it and I’m so thankful for it.
Prepared Like A Bride
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