Moderating a session on rock and photography later this month and was talking to the artist, an old friend.
He shared that he was just like many of today's youth, listening to love songs because they had not gone through those emotions of heartbreak yet and were living those experiences through the songs. Which to him, in hindsight, was unhealthy.
My views on this is different. Music, like art, cinema and comics, is about sense-making. It gives expression to the transient moments that we try to hold on to but can't.
Life is often a conflict between what we want and what others expect of us. Music provides that solace and space to make sense of ourselves and our lives.