Ed Sheeran’s Shape Of You has taken the love song and catapulted it to another level! The song which went viral since it released, and continues to rule the playlists, talks about a person’s desire and feeling for someone else. This song is completely gender neutral and could be for anyone! That’s the power of music – it appeals across race, social status, nationality, and just about every other imagined boundary there is.
For the longest time, the entertainment industry has been at the forefront of the conversation around the influence of its content on the unsuspecting public. Take for instance, Lady Gaga and her monsters. Such was the reach of her music that she began calling herself Mother Monster and her social media presence also ensured her overall motherly tone of voice.
Various artists have commanded influence over people with their lyrics and the depth of emotions they present in a song. For example, Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” is the go-to power ballad for those lovers who believe that they have met “the one”, and for those singers who want to impress at talent shows.
The turn of the century was greeted with Celine Dion’s ballad “My Heart Will Go On”, it came to define a decade of feelings and emotional journeys for a lot of people. The song continues to rule the roost for those who grew up with this music.
Love songs and positive quotes that will inspire love are great influencers for people. We could keep listing great songs, but, what we need to remember is that music is positive and it should imbibe positive emotions and reactions in one. If a love song appeals to you, then, listening to it on loop will suffice. Using the lyrics of the song to harass r intimidate someone is not the way to pervert an artist’s labour.
Falling in love is great, and music is the best way to express it. Keep listening to the music that artists are putting out, there will be something there which seems like it was written just for you!