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From as short as 1 minute and 15 seconds to as long as 10 minutes (sometimes even longer), the effect music leaves on you can be ardent. The power of music is timeless and something that can’t be altered.

I know for myself and many others it can be therapeutic, even if you don’t mean for it to be. There’s a song for every possible emotion, from anxiousness to different kinds of heartbreak, to happiness and sadness, to pure jump-up-and-down joy. Gosh, there’s even music you listen to and designate to nighttime and songs you designate to the morning or when the sun is scorching hot.

Belting along to “Love in the Dark” by Adele or shouting “Take Care” by Drake shows the therapy that comes with singing your favorite songs, but music’s power is not just found in situational lyric choices. Music is also therapeutic for those who find passion in dancing, playing an instrument, making the song into a short film, and much more.  Music plays a role in almost everyone’s life, it just may not look the same to everyone. That’s what’s so beautiful about it. It’s unique for each person, but it also connects us.

Some people listen to artists that others don’t even know about, but there are always classic artists that everyone recognizes. I always love it when “Party in the USA” by Miley Cyrus or “Baby” by Justin Bieber starts blasting because no matter who is around, boy or girl, everyone is singing. The power of music brings people together in so many ways that we forget to appreciate it. Cultures, values, and interests are all shared through music. Tours, concerts, and music festivals bring together people who share one mutual love, the love of music, and prove the power it holds.

Music grows daily, impacting lives and even saving them. It’s unappreciated, and without it, the world would be a lot quieter and a lot more disconnected. It’s special that people all over the world are willing to listen to the voices of others and the messages and stories they share through their music.  

Delayna Zepeda is a first year writer at the Her Campus at Texas Christian University. She has a passion for writing and connecting with others on the hard to discuss topics but also the lighthearted ones. Delayna is a freshman at Texas Christian University and studying journalism with a minor in fitness. She hosted a podcast in high school and wrote in her schools magazine. Outside of Her Campus Delayna enjoys dancing in her free time, quality time with her loved ones, the gym , and all things that involve laughing and having fun.