Music Made Me Who I Am

Music Made Me Who I Am Today

Without music, I wouldn't be able to express how I feel and I wouldn't be able to bond with the people


Music has always been something I can turn to in times of need or in times of joy. Without it, I honestly don't think I would be where or who I am today.

Growing up, I always LOVED music. I remember singing along to almost every song that would come on the radio, whether it was an old Johnny Cash song, or a song playing on the Top 20 Countdown. Back then, I didn't care about the meaning of the lyrics. I just loved how thrilling it was to sing and dance to a song and have my family join in with me.

As I've gotten older, music still holds a very important place in my heart. It's gotten me through the passing of my Grammy and Uncle, a few break-ups, fights with my family and friends; just about everything. It's been my saving grace when I thought nothing would make things better. I pay attention to the lyrics more so now than ever before. Music is so open to interpretation and finding songs that fit to what I'm going through helps me feel not so alone.

I don't care what genre the songs come from, as long as they make me feel something. Some days I listen to country, other days I listen to 80's alternative music for hours on end. Music has created so many bonds between me and the people I love. My mom and I can scream songs together while we're on road trips, my best friend and I bonded over the music in Camp Rock, and I became close with one of my favorite teachers because of our shared love of The Cure.

Music has such an important influence on so many of our everyday lives. It's what we bond over, what we apply to our lives, and what we listen to when we're alone but don't want to be trapped in silence. Without music, imagine how boring our lives would be. We wouldn't have anything to dance to with our friends. We wouldn't have a creative outlet to express our feelings in the ways music allows us to. Without music, I wouldn't be able to express how I feel, I wouldn't be able to bond with the people I've bonded with, and I honestly wouldn't be the person I am today.

I was apart of choir all throughout middle and high school because it gave me a way to deliver a message within the music, just as others had done for me my entire life. Getting to see how the message of our songs impacted the audience gave me an even greater form of appreciation for the influence of music, and I am forever thankful for that experience.

When you find yourself struggling, try listening to music. Find songs that apply to how you feel, and don't just stick to one genre. It's hard branching out when you have no idea where to look, but I have some advice. Look up playlists that describe your mood. If you're sad, look up sad songs, if you're angry, look up a playlist dedicated to angry songs. I've found some of my favorite songs this way, and it really gives you the opportunity to discover music you might've never listened to before.

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Lil Dicky's 'Earth' Is The Most Influential Song Of 2019, Change My Mind

And the music video may be even better.


Lil Dicky is a known musician know for his songs 'Pillow Talking' and 'Freaky Friday' featuring Chris Brown. The songs are fun silly and are very catchy. Last week, Lil Dicky released a new song titled 'Earth' featuring about 30 plus artists including Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Brendon Urie, Zac Brown Band, and many others. This song is just as enjoyable as his other songs; however, this one carries an extremely important message.

In this song, Dicky brings awareness to the condition of the Earth along with the idea of world unity. Through the inclusion of several animal species, he shows how the earth doesn't just belong to us as human, but to the animals as well. Oftentimes, the human race can be extremely selfish and forget that we do share the planet with other species who are just as important as us.

In one of his last verses, Dicky mentions the way we are harming the earth through pollution and fighting wars. This part of the song becomes more serious to emphasize the importance of this topic. In the music video, the colorful visuals turn dark and gray which can bring to attending the dying planet.

In his effort to save the earth, Dicky calls for unity among all countries and continents. Saying how all past issues are in the past and we all need to come together since we live on the same planet. With all the political issues happening on a global scale, the earth and its health are often pushed to the end of the priority list. By adding this part to the song, Dicky brings awareness of that topic back to the top.

'Earth' by Lil Dicky is the most important song of 2019. Through his creative artistry and inclusion of over 30 artists, people will notice the message of this song and hopefully begin to make changes that will impact the earth in positive ways. If you haven't watched the music video or listened to the song please do.

Earth is the only planet we have; thus, we need to show how much we love it by actually taking action to care for it.

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The Only Playlist You Need To Vibe With This Spring

An easier transition


With winter coming to a close and spring quickly approaching, there's always change from those soft and mostly depressing vibes coming from your playlists because let's face it: its cold and winter never seem to end. Consider this playlist your easy transition from soft and sad to more low key and upbeat. A perfect mix for the strange mix of the seasons was in the midst of right now. This playlist can be found on Apple Music on my profile (@cambre-rae).

1. Hazey- Glass Animals 

2. A World Alone - Lorde 

3. I'm Thinking About Horses- mansionz

4. Maybe IDK - Jon Bellion

5. Go Gina - SZA 

6. Coke & Henny, Pt 2 - Pink $weats 

7. Body Ain't Me- Pink $weats 

8. Stay - Vory 

9. Imported - Jessie Reyez & 6LACK

10. Paradise - Bazzi

11. Caught in the Fire - Bazzi

12. Envy Me - Calboy 

13. All To Myself - Dan + Shay 

14. Talk Slow - Cody Lovaas

15. Settler's Paradise - Cautious Clay 

16. Stay Awake - Dean Lewis 

17. 1 Sided Love - Blackbear 

18. Spin with You (feat. Jeremy Zucker) - Emma Sameth & Wolfe 

19. Shot Down - Khalid 

20. Outta My Head (feat. John Mayer) - Khalid 

21. Don't Pretend (feat. Safe) - Khalid 

22. Right Back - Khalid 

23. wish you were gay - billie ellish 

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