One of my favorite things to do is sit in my room and listen to music. Music helps me decompress, it helps me through some of the hardest times of my life. Sometimes, when I am feeling overwhelmed or needed a pick-me-up I listen to music. Some of my favorites are Ben Rector, Andy Grammar, and Rascal Flatts. I literally listen to some of the most diverse singers, but they all have impacted my life in some way.
The album "Brand New" by Ben rector is one of the best albums of that I have ever listened to in my life! I have listened to it over and over and I cannot wait for you to listen to it! the different themes and lessons that he brings up in his different songs are some of the best I have heard come out of a song. His song "Fear" is inspiring and has become a theme song for my life. One day my mom and I were driving to Farmington Station to go shopping and it came on and she told me, "This should be your new theme song!" Not really knowing that I had been listening to this song for a long time and that it had become one of my favorite songs! It has become a theme for my life. "I've been scared to death of failing. Scared that I'd look like a fool... Chase me down outside of Georgia, I was sure that I was done. Something in me would not turn around and run.” I love this part of the song, because he talks about even though he is scared that he may fail and he was worried about it, he still kept going and didn’t give up. I love this about Ben Rectors songs. He inspires, makes you want to be a better person.
Another album that I absolutely love is the "Feel Like Today" by Rascal Flatts. I grew up listening to Rascal Flatts. I remember driving in the car with my dad rockin’ out to their different songs and many other country artists that we all love to listen to. My friends would make up dances to their songs, and sing their songs so much that our parents would get sick of hearing us sing. But deep down, I know that they loved it! One my favorite songs that they wrote is "Sarabeth (Skin)." This song is about a girl who has cancer and about how she just wants to dance with her true love without a care in the world. It is a tear-jerker, but is literally one of the sweetest songs that I have ever heard in my life. The different emotions are felt in this song are some that I had never really felt until I heard this song for the first time. It was 2005 and I was 7 years old and I remember we were driving with my mom running errand and one of our neighbors was with us we this song came on, and my mom was in the driver seat crying and I actually listened to the words and I started crying too! This song moved me in a way that songs never had before and I have loved to song ever since.
Music can move you in ways that are never thought of before. It ccan make you want to be a better person and soften your heart. It brings comfort in times of need and whenever you need it is there with a click of a button.
Links for Music:
Ben Rector: Brand New
Sara Beth Music Video Link: (Trust me, I cry every time I watch this!)