Significance & Evolution of Western music

The Mid & the late 2000s was the era of songs when you had the most beautiful songs. The lyrics, rhythm & music just made so much sense & blended so perfectly to fit in each other. I still remember swaying my head listening to these tracks, whilst sitting by the window seat of local trains. As the cool breeze hit my face & the music captivated my soul. Truly an underrated experience. 

Be it pop, jazz, heavy metals, or blues every musical composition had some deep & pleasant meanings to lend. 

  Remember the days back when we used thomp our feet on Shakira’s ‘Waka-Waka’ & ‘Closer’ by Chainsmoker’s. And if you are a fan of laments, then you may also recall sinking your heart listening to ‘A Thousand Years’ by Christina Perri or ‘Let Her Go’ by Passenger

  You bet I didn’t forget all-time fave & heartthrobs of millions right? The One Direction! Giving a series of popular hits back then . ‘Live while we are young’ & ‘What makes you beautiful’ being the liveliest tracks I’ve ever heard. I don’t know if you’ve ever heard to the songs of this American musical drama movie called ‘The Sound of Music.‘ It was made in the mid-1960s. But if you haven’t, you must give it a try. 

  To the present, where we are mindlessly mesmerized by the songs that hold no proper significance of lyrics. No wonder why the current generation songs aren’t sought for traces of culture & ethics. Well, this is a never-ending debate that can be conquered by none. 

   A good song helps not only to have a rest but it’s also helpful for learning new vocabulary. If you like listening to music, your hobby can prove to be quite beneficial to you. As many people including myself, believe in music therapy. This helps you deal with your physical, mental & emotional by establishing a therapeutic relationship with music. 

    “One good thing about music is when it hits you, you feel no pain”  

                                                           ~Bob Marley

Listening to these Billboard chart artists like- Taylor Swift, Marshmello, Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Selena Gomez, Billie Eilish, Cardi B, Beyonce, Ariana Grande, Harry Styles are treat to ears. Similarly, bands like The Beatles, Maroon 5, The Weeknd, Imagine Dragons. The list goes on & on. Also, pardon me if I missed out on some importants. 

  From the era where one used to feel at bliss listening to music through gramophone to attending live gigs. We have come a long way. Attending the live concerts where the audience sings in chorus with the singer over & over again. And then finally as it ends, a sudden silence falls for a fraction of seconds. Moments later the crowd breaks into a round of applause. Isn’t it intoxicating & magical all at the same time? 

     K-pop bands like BTS, Army, Blackpink are no behind in taking the music levels to new heights & breaking the internet. Despite the fact of being unable to understand their language, fans all over the world haven’t given up on them. As songs sometimes doesn’t need understanding all it needs is music & soul to connect with. But that doesn’t necessarily imply mindless lyrics are all the same.

    Have you ever heard of this newly emerging virtual artist called, Lil Miquela? She’s currently taking the music world by storm & has a booming fan base. A CGI character created by Trevor Mcfredries & Sara DeCou. Precisely a robot of 19-years who has released some crackling electro-pop singles. Thus taking the internet by storm. 

      So this is how time flew by, from using instruments to produce musical notes to just using certain software to produce EDMSs. The simple lyrical songs overtime replaced the hearts of the masses by rap songs.