This playlist is my life. I words cannot justify how these 72 songs change my life, how i act, behave and think about things in general. Before i go into any more depth, let me explain to what it is. My playlist is on iTunes and contains some of my best picks of music, this playlist means so much to me i think i should share some of my love for my own playlist with you by showing you how to create your own! My playlist was last edited around a month ago when i added the most songs i have ever added, they were a collection of songs from Mumford and sons that they have recorded and then put on YouTube (these songs were not on iTunes) and 10 songs from artists signed to Ben’s record label (http://www.communionmusic.co.uk/). My playlist is at it’s biggest ever and currently takes 4.9 hours to get through, and sadly there are not enough hours in the day for me to get through it all. Throughout the day i normally listen in the morning before school (7:30-7:50) and occasionally in the day if i have a lesson where we are allowed headphones, finally i listen at the end of the day in my room. The time at the end of the day is the most superior of them all, my parents are nice enough to let me have it loud and i witter around doing anything in my room for hours just so i can listen to this prodigious collection of songs. It astonishes me every time i listen to a song, the pure and untouched buzz it gives you – it overcomes any feeling you have ever felt before, like nothing can touch you. For example in the song roll away your stone, it reaches a climax, slowly, like progressing and progressing, letting the feeling build and build, until just at the right moment, before you start to loose it, it hits you, you feel no pain, but the sheer happiness it brings you makes you feel free (cheesy i know but its true). Music is the best antidepressant you will ever try, you just have to find the song, the artist/s that bring it to you best. When trying to find a song/artist/s that does this is a tough task, i can only imagine as my dad got me into Mumford and sons, it then grew from there and i slowly added more artists over time but here’s a way you can find your unique taste in music. Most people just listen to music that is in the charts or music that is most common, but doing this could do the exact opposite to what you want to feel. Try firstly going through genres of music, list as many as you can and make a start my shuffling them and choosing one (like a pack of cards). Once you have chosen this genre go onto iTunes and go into genres and choosing a few artists, albums or songs at random. Listen to anything that takes you fancy, WARNING: when you listen to a song it is vital that you close your eyes, if you don’t you could be subconsciously be judging the song on the album cover or video (stupid i know, but it happens all the time). Don’t go into too many artists which are displayed on the home screen of a genre, these are normally most popular which tend to be of a similar style. Instead try to go into depth rather than quantity, if you get my jist. *A helpful hint* after you have finished listening to a song or album, scroll to the bottom where it will say “other people brought” click on that to see other artists which won`t be on homepage (most of the time). Then repeat this process a number of times in a number of other genres. I must admit, this process is time exhausting and is very strenuous “take me back to when the night was young and another song was sung”. Don’t be too selective, choose a song from each genre and put it onto a playlist and listen to it regularly, after a while you may find yourself liking some songs more than others, which is good! Delete the songs you don’t find yourself too attached to and add more of the songs from the genres you have found yourself liking more. Over time your playlist will grow even more bigger and more and more refined. Once you have a final playlist, you can listen to it as little or often as you like – it’s yours! If you find yourself struggling to tell which genres you like and which you don’t – that is fine – nobody made a law about liking classical music and punk? Enjoy!
Bye for now!