Everyone in the world feel’s lonely at least one time in their life, even the strongest of people. Personally, I used to feel lonely all the time when I was a young teenager, sometimes feeling alone from the world with nobody to turn to. The only thing that I felt like I could turn to was music. Music has been an incredibly important part of my life, and for good reason. There’s something about it, especially the right material, that can take you away from the world you live in, if only for a short while.
According to The British Journal of Psychiatry, there is found evidence that music does in fact help out with depression and loneliness. You can check out the full article here but the evidence is clear. Music can truly help you.
Now, everyone certainly has his or her own specific taste, so I’m highly encouraging you to go out there and find something that you can relate to. There are a ton of fantastic albums with dark themes that are highly relatable, and here are some of my recommendations: Radiohead’s “Kid A” and “In Rainbows”, Bon Iver’s “ For Emma, Forever Ago” and Kanye West’s “808s and Heartbreak”. If you are feeling alone, then I highly recommend that you check these albums out and see if you connect with the themes, lyrics and melodies found on here, I have a strong feeling that you will connect with one of these.
That doesn’t mean that you should only listen to sad music though! Go out there and find a genre of music that gets you excited and happy! Once again, it all depends on your personal taste but here are just a few bands that I think everyone could appreciate: The Beatle’s, The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, and a lot more. If you’re ever feeling lonely, and you feel like you have nobody to turn to, you’re wrong. You have an almost infinite library of music to find and it can truly save your life. Let us know in the comments if you ever turn to music when you’re feeling lonely, and if you do, what artists do you listen to? You’re suggestions could help someone else!
By Chris Lee