People ask me this question a lot. And Trevor and I talk about this often.
I believe songs help people feel.
If you’re going through a breakup, a song about broken love will help you through your moments of utter heartbreak.
If you’re training for a marathon, you can pump yourself with a rocking beat and sick guitar.
And if you’re studying to nail an exam, you can focus your brain with intense strings.
We often can’t articulate how we’re feeling, but music and songs seem to allow us to interpret what we can’t put into words.
I once heard a quote and I wish I’d written down so I know where it’s from – and if you know, please tell me! “If you can’t say it, sing it.”
Music and lyrics help us express ourselves. And expressing what’s in our minds connects our brains with our hearts. And I think that’s what a feeling is.
Can you control your feelings? Yes. Do you always want to? I know I don’t! Sheer happiness is exhilarating, and a song transports me to a euphoric state. My determination can be fueled by an intense piece of music. And I can be beautifully sad listening to a piece that amplifies loss.
I write songs so people can listen to remember, to dream, or to be in the present moment. And it’s a privilege to have you listen to the songs I write with Mr Trevor Jones.