Enriched by music: adding depth to life

April 11, 2024

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Daniel Farebrother shares his love for music

Music is my emotional anchor, a lifeline that resonates within me. It reflects my feelings when my words fall short, making me feel understood and connected. It’s a constant companion that goes with me through life’s highs and lows, offering solace and inspiration. Music is the poetry of my soul.

My favourite genres of music are R’n’B and Rap.

Kanye West’s music is defined by seamless beats, rhythm, and impactful lyrics integrating older hip-hop influences. His self-production and innovative style have inspired younger artists, such as Travis Scott, whose work I also enjoy.

West is known for incorporating religious themes and referencing Christianity in his music. He has a controversial image but is undeniably creative. West’s collaborations with artists, from various backgrounds, including Jay-Z, Kid Cudi, Rihanna and Paul McCartney enrich the depth and variety of his sound.

West’s work is characterised by moments of humour and for me, the music is a source of good energy, especially in the mornings, getting me ready for the day. College Dropout and Life of Pablo are stand-out albums.

Music brings positivity to my life, inspiring my energy and creativity

Music brings positivity to my life, social media helps me find new sounds I love, widening my musical world. However, while an amazing means of connection, social media can be addictive and detrimental. The tendency to compare myself to others online leads to feelings of inadequacy. As the saying goes, ‘comparison is the thief of joy.’ Your wellbeing can take a big hit!

Getting the right balance with social media has been an intentional decision for me, recognising its impact on my self-esteem and concentration levels. Mindlessly scrolling sucks you into a rabbit hole and just keeps you wanting more.

Despite the drawbacks, social media remains integral, offering a crucial means of staying connected with my friends and family. I think life would be emptier without it.

As we move through the complexities of social media, with its undeniable pros and cons shaping our lives, it’s interesting to observe how the power of storytelling extends beyond our screens.

Hans Zimmer’s soundtrack for my favourite film, Interstellar, with its emotive depth and cosmic resonance, has left a lasting impact on me. It inspires me to deeply contemplate life and existence, shaping my creativity and imagination.

Daniel is studying creative media production at Barnet and Southgate College. He is passionate about R'n'B and Rap, it enriches his life in countless ways. Daniel aims to work in marketing or filmmaking when he finishes his education.

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