Is Music A Love Language? Another Way Of Expressing

is music a love language

“It takes skill to put together a playlist. In some ways, it is better than writing a love letter. You have the opportunity to express yourself without actually speaking. To express yourself, you get to use the poetry of another person.”- Rob Brooks (played by Zoe Kravitz, ‘High Fidelity, Hulu- 2020)

Before music streaming apps, we had boom boxes, CDs, cassette players, cassette tapes, CD players, iPods, and even the classic HitClips audio players from the 1990s. Wow, I feel old.

Remember the days of illegally downloading music How much skill and patience was required to use LimeWire? or selecting the perfect song to add to your Not that long ago, we were all downloading individual ringtones for our phones and adding music to our voicemail messages.

Sharing Music as a Love Language

Making mixtapes and CDs with the title “Songs that made me think of you” was something I recall doing. At the time, I wanted to give the tapes to my crush, but I never did it because I was too shy. Only for the tapes to inevitably disappear in the mountains of toys and other items I’ve accumulated over the years and forgotten about.

I needed the radio on in order to fall asleep throughout high school. When Baltimore’s Magic 95.9’s “The Quiet Fire” radio show started at 10:00 p.m., I couldn’t wait to hear all the nice and slow R&B music. I’ve been listening to Magic 95.9 since I was in my early teens, though it was designed specifically for the sophisticated 30 and older crowd.

My wide-ranging musical tastes are a result of my “old school” parents. I’ve never been a fan of sticking to a single musical style or only listening to today’s music. As opposed to the mainstream, I favor the undiscovered and underground artists. It’s possible for me to switch between Too $hort and Ashlee Simpson at any time. ‘By the way, 2004’s Autobiography was a fantastic album. I was popping, locking, and dropping it one day and head-bashing in a fictitious mosh pit the next.

In both directions, I enjoy being introduced to new music. Sharing your musical tastes with someone is in and of itself a love language. The songs that someone loves are like windows into their soul. Like a hug or a kiss, it’s a private act. There cannot be a better way to let someone know you were thinking of them. Being musically compatible with someone is a huge plus in a relationship. It shows empathy and passion.

“Several studies have demonstrated that participating in musical activities such as dancing or singing with others has a direct effect on the brain’s neural chemicals, many of which are involved in feelings of closeness and connection (Suttie, 2016). A natural high-like chemical called endorphins is released by music.

Nothing beats dancing to music with your best friends or your significant other and shouting out together when the song you’re both listening to comes on: “ayyee” in joyous union. No other activity brings people together like music. What is a party if there is no music? Without hearing “Before I Let Go” by MAZE & Frankie Beverly, what is a backyard barbecue?

All that can be done is to let music do what it does best—heal and evoke a wide range of emotions. even more so when you connect an album or song to a particular memory or person. deep sense of nostalgia. Sometimes, if that person is no longer in your life or if things have simply changed over time, it may even be challenging to listen to those songs.

It takes a lot of effort, time, and dedication to create playlists. If you are lucky enough to ever have someone make you a playlist, they must really love them some you!

The High Fidelity Playlist Rules:

  1. There has to be a theme
  2. It has to be entertaining
  3. The message behind it can’t be too obvious
  4. You can’t double up on songs by the same artist unless that’s your theme
  5. It will be challenging to make
  6. The most important track is #1 because it sets the tone for the rest of the playlist
  7. There needs to be an element of surprise
  8. The closing song is tough to find because you want to finish on a high note

Whatever anyone says, creating playlists is a creative pastime, right?!

My own AppleMusic profile currently includes a few playlists, including: my “Bo$$ Bitch” playlist (it always gets me hyped and feeling myself), to my “I don’t know what this feeling is but I like it” playlist (about being in my feelings/in love) and more. Creating the names for the songs on a playlist is one of my favorite aspects of the process. Additionally, I have an entire section of my Instagram profile highlights devoted to music.

It takes a lot of effort, consideration, and time to create a playlist. If you are lucky enough to ever have someone make you a playlist, they must really love them some you!

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Making A Playlist: High Fidelity’s Rules:

  1. There has to be a theme
  2. It has to be entertaining
  3. The message behind it can’t be too obvious
  4. You can’t double up on songs by the same artist unless that’s your theme
  5. It will be challenging to make
  6. The most important track is #1 because it sets the tone for the rest of the playlist
  7. There needs to be an element of surprise
  8. The closing song is tough to find because you want to finish on a high note

No matter what anyone says, creating playlists is a creative pastime.!

My own AppleMusic profile currently includes a few playlists, including: my “Bo$$ Bitch” playlist (it always gets me hyped and feeling myself), to my “I don’t know what this feeling is but I like it” playlist (about being in my feelings/in love) and more. Creating playlist names is one of my favorite parts of the process. Additionally, I have an entire section of my Instagram profile highlights devoted to music.

When Music Is Your Love Language

Do you recall the scene from The Perks of Being a Wallflower where Charlie gives his friend Patrick a heartfelt mixtape and “Asleep” by The Smiths appears twice on it? Are you one of those unfortunate souls who, after the movie rekindled their love for music, eagerly attempted to create a disastrous mixtape? Do not be alarmed; you are not alone.

By romanticizing mixtape culture, our generation has experienced both blessings and curses. Because we foolishly dedicated that song to a lost loved one, we are cursed and are unable to listen to it.

The act of expressing love through music has a special grace, though, that cannot be duplicated. In its own subtle way, music has the power to create bonds that are so real that they endure even years later.

You recognize that you only listen to K-pop because you adore your friends who enjoy particular K-pop artists, but you still find yourself giggling carelessly every time Ritviz’s “Sage” appears on your shuffle because it was the first song your best friend ever recommended to you.

You come to the realization that you need your friend’s voice to listen to the chorus of Aurthohin’s “Chaite Paro” at some point in your life because you two have repeatedly managed to butcher the chorus throughout your amateur singing career.

Then, a different kind of love is at stake. It’s the one that keeps coming up whenever you watch the movie Submarine and listen to the score. It is, after all, the mixtape a bespectacled man created for you when you two were just getting to know one another many moons ago. You can always rely on Alex Turner’s voice and the visuals in Submarine World to evoke memories of the experience of falling in love.

While gazing at another bespectacled man with a weary heart of his own, the same love perches behind your ribcage and on top of your now-tired heart. The love that resurfaces when you get a message informing you that a playlist called “Words that Get Stuck in Your Throat” has been added. A smile spreads across your face as you notice that the first song in the queue is Glen Hansard’s “Falling Slowly,” which is both a song and a confession.

The drawback of sharing music is that. It serves as a means of expressing your love, intention, and occasionally rage all at once. Because it is an extension of passion, music has the power to bring you both unfathomable joy and unbelievable pain. It is still a powerful way to demonstrate love, though, whether or not there is a chance for suffering.

In her spare time, Raya Mehnaz enjoys living dangerously, one House MD episode at a time, and she enjoys critically analyzing anything pop culture related. Send help at fb.com/raya.mehnaz

Music Is A Good Way To Decompress

The best feeling after a long, stressful day is getting into bed with the coziest blanket at home while listening to a playlist that can take you through all your emotions, both happy and sad. The best therapy is making a playlist. The wonderful thing about music is that it will make you feel good, and it might even make you cry or remember a memory you had forgotten. Music is the supreme love language because of this. Music can help you feel all of your emotions when you need to. Reading the words I write and listening to music are both different forms of writing. Writing is a process, and regardless of the genre, the writer wants to make the reader or listener feel something. If I could sing as I wrote each word, you can believe me. What I love about being an introvert is that I can put on a good playlist and escape into my own world. The best feeling is when I’m alone and can listen to music that I like without worrying about other people judging me. I am aware that I am not alone.

A fantastic stress reliever is music! You can feel any emotion at all through music, did you know that? A song can be connected to any emotion or time in our lives. I have the ability to set a mood with music. Think about coming home after a particularly bad day and making a playlist of only upbeat songs. Music is a love language because it can instantly alter your mood. You can love yourself a little bit more thanks to music. So, if you ever feel down, listen to a playlist that will make you feel better. And by making this playlist, I hoped to help you in that way. Although it’s cool if there are some songs you don’t connect with, keep in mind that each song has a completely different meaning depending on the listener. The wonderful thing about music is that it can be interpreted in a variety of ways. The reader or listener of a writer’s work may interpret it entirely differently from how the writer intends it to be understood.

I’ve used music to get me through some incredibly difficult times, and the right playlist can help you get through any difficult situation. Music can accompany you on the emotional rollercoaster that is emotion.

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