For me, music is this hugely emotional thing that really sets the tone for my day.
Growing up I’ve noticed that certain songs just really pull an emotion out of me whether I want them to or not. And while I love music (I’m one of those people that can’t be in a car without the radio on) unfortunately I’ve discovered that certain songs can actually be HUGE triggers for me.
Some of them have memories attached to them, but some of them just hit me in the most raw uncontrollable way. Sometimes songs I love can develop into triggers and I have to start avoiding them.
And of course there are far more bad triggers than good. How easy would life be if all I needed to do was listen to an upbeat song to suddenly feel renewed and all-powerful?
I’m just wondering, is this true for anyone else?
Here is a list of some of the songs I’ve identified as triggers. Obviously, if your brain works like this then these could be triggers for you. On the flipside, usually the songs that do this to me are beautiful and maybe even a little worth it. Since I’m too cheap to make it so videos can actually be inserted in this post, I will list the artist/song name then a YouTube link if one so exists.
Sia: Breathe Me
The White Birch: Breathe
Ane Brun: This Voice
Ellie Goulding: Hanging On