Right this moment Spotify unveiled its annual Wrapped expertise— an interactive look again on the music you personally listened to this previous 12 months.
I discover myself oddly trying ahead to this pointless custom yearly not simply to see my very own musical breakdown, but additionally seeing that of my mates and strangers I comply with on the web.
A lot of the music we take heed to, we take heed to in personal. Certain, my Wrapped will get hijacked yearly by the truth that I additionally use my Spotify for work within the yoga courses I educate. Because of this my most performed tune of 2021 is my go-to tune for savasana.
However in any other case? It’s pure Kayla. My very own private soundtrack of 2021 and a reminder of what my life appeared like by means of music.
[[my 2021 in music]]
I’ll look again on this 12 months and keep in mind my continued obsession with One Course and Harry Kinds. These weeks this summer time after I couldn’t cease listening to Olivia Rodrigo. I nonetheless associated deeply to the heartbreak of a teen.
I’ve all the time been fascinated by music’s skill to transfix and rework us. It’s one of many causes I nearly went to highschool to change into a music therapist. After I’m feeling unhappy or anxious I’ll soothe myself by listening to Joseph and the Wonderful Technicolor Dream Coat. However solely the 1993 Los Angeles Recording.
I’ll endlessly affiliate Signal of the Instances by Harry Kinds with the early days of the pandemic. I’d take heed to the tune in a stupor strolling round empty Manhattan. Listening to that tune once more this weekend whereas seeing him in live performance immediately introduced me again to that feeling.
And sure, I actually love seeing your Wrapped, too.
I personally love seeing different individuals posting their Wrapped to not decide (I imply who am I to evaluate, I’m 31 years previous and my prime artist is One Course — and I’m within the prime 0.5% of their listeners this 12 months.) However as a result of it provides me a peek into your internal life. Virtually like studying a web page out of your diary. Did you additionally dance round your room to Olivia Rodrigo this 12 months? Do you additionally take heed to Abba to get hyped?
Despite the fact that I didn’t find yourself learning music remedy in faculty, I did get to take a course in junior 12 months. One in every of my favourite quotes I got here throughout in that class was:
“Songs specific who we’re and the way we really feel, they bring about us nearer to others, they maintain us firm once we are alone. They articulate our beliefs and values, they usually bear witness to our lives. Songs weave tales of our joys and sorrows, they reveal our innermost secrets and techniques, they usually specific our hopes and disappointments, our fears and triumphs. They’re our musical diaries, our life tales. They’re the sounds of our private growth”. – Dr. Kenneth Bruscia
To anybody that does share their Wrapped, thanks for sharing a web page from your personal 2021 diary. Whether or not your prime artists are shameful like mine — could I repeat I’m within the prime 0.5% of One Course listeners — or your music style is much extra refined, I personally love getting a glimpse of your 2021.
And in case your style in music is very like mine, I say let your freak flag fly.
I’ve spent a lot of my life feeling ashamed for liking the issues that I like. I like musical theater. And considerably trashy novels. I can re-watch Intercourse and the Metropolis over and over. And I’ll most likely by no means care concerning the films which are nominated for greatest Oscar. However that’s who I’m. It’s taken me a very long time to be shamelessly me, however that is the actual Kayla, One Course obsessed and all.
Perhaps I’ll begin considering forward to subsequent 12 months’s Wrapped and it’ll encourage me to department out in my musical style from 2010’s boy bands. However most likely not. I’m who I’m 🤷♀️