Music Is My Method of Communication, Not The Message
I’m often asked how I come up with my music, the melodies, harmonies, and ideas for my different songs and instrumentals. Those who are familiar with my work flow know I create at least a track every day. For those who didn’t know this about me, now you do. I don’t say this to brag. I say this to explain my mindset in creating music.
Music is my method of communication, not the message.
Think about that for a minute. The message is what I feel and want to share with my fans. I could write words and try to express what I feel, but the texture is not there. Music, especially dance music, is meant to be tactile, in my opinion. I don’t want to listen to a song that has no movement or grit to it, and so I make music that moves and lets listeners feel what I felt while creating it.
Sometimes my songs convey the feeling of awe, as if I’m looking at life through a new set of eyes. Other times, I want my listeners to groove out while melodic lines express the darkness I feel when I deal with my PTSD.
The fact that I am here making music is proof that communication is the key when I’m dealing with different issues, especially PTSD.
Sometimes words can’t clearly express what I feel. That’s why many of my tracks are instrumental. Sometimes I feel multiple emotions, and I incorporate lyrics that express one concept while building on a separate mood created by the music.
Listen for what the songwriter, composer, or artist felt while creating their song. You might learn something. You may also find your own interpretation to the song, giving it personal meaning.
Have a great day! Cheers.