Mood Music

Savannah Worton, Staff

Music changes the mood. Like the recognizable tempo of Jaws bringing you to the edge of your chair offering a big sip of suspense, or the bridal chorus bringing a smile to a room of wedding guest.
Music is an expression of the artist, but people listen to songs they can relate to or just have an enticing rhythm.
“Depressing music, it makes me think about things that have happened in my life,” sophomore Kylie Stutts said.
Sad music makes you focus on what’s being said, and when you’re sad it’s said that you really understand the lyrics, but when you’re happy you hear the noise it makes.
“I’m an anxious person and silence makes it worse,” freshman Brianna Tunnel said.
Music can calm someone down, and just the right few songs can make a bad day better. Genres like indie pop have a slower rhythm to them, so people choose an artist who has a soothing voice or mood to their music when it comes to calming stress.
“When reading for AP human and doing biology homework, certain types of music can put a person deeper into thought,” Tunnel said. “That being a reason as to why students always have music playing in their ears.”
Music is meant to entice an emotion from the listener, and that’s why people listen to different music genres for different activities and the current mood they are in.
“Whether it be a happy or sad situation, music can always affect your emotions to reflect the situation,” Tunnel said.