I have come back to the blogging world to discuss music. I am always listening to music, like constantly. I go to a boarding school, and we have a limit of 2 hours we can choose to spend on Facebook and Youtube. All of my time is spent on Youtube, and when that is finished, I carefully balance my phone on my windowsill to get signal, and proceed to use all my credit on my phone editing my playlists, or just avoiding prep to be honest.
Music, as with many people, has always been a huge part of my life but for ages I struggled with what I enjoyed listening to, and what I felt actually reflected my own life and my beliefs and these have often been conflicting for most of life. Although I understand that it is possible to listen to different types of music in order to experience different ideas or situations, in my personal experience, I am very influenced by what I hear, and lyrics can be stuck in my mind for days and even weeks. And I am talking entire raps, not just certain verses. But were the words I was repeating actually corresponded with what I believed? Well, no, as they were usually talking about guns, violence, drugs, alcohol, sex and hustling in the hood. I am from Essex, so this is not applicable for me.
In the last two years I have come across a huge range of artists who sing passionately and but differently about what I believe in. God.
Now, there are a lot of issues with music and Christianity. Many feel their taste in art is completely separate from their faith. But if music is so integral to everydqay life, and can have such huge effects on moods and memories, it must have some significance. There is something profoundly amazing about listening to music which not only describes the very essence of what you believe in, but edifies you an dshows you where you need to be in your life.
The face of Christian music
has changed is being transformed radically. In my next few posts I will discuss some of the artists who have had a particular influence on me (which is why I have 15 youtube playlists, loool)