The rise of mental health as a lyrical focus for musicians

Music takes on many trends over the years of the most recent trend that the music world has embraced, is featuring mental health as a core sentiment within their lyrics.

As a music and mindfulness blogger, while I am happy that the conversation around mental health has opened up in a big way, what I am not so happy about, is the lack of warning given to listeners, that a certain track on an album, could be potentially triggering or difficult or uncomfortable to listen to for whatever reason.

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Favourite Songs of the Month: Ed Sheeran, Sigrid and Rag n Bone Man

It’s been a while since I have shared my favourite songs from the month. There are a few reasons for this, one of them being life and the other that I wasn’t really connecting with any new music but I am now happy that this has changed and after taking a break from sharing my favourite songs of the month and I will now back with 3!

Starting of with Ed Sheeran’s Bad Habits. Ed is back with a bang and it is no surprise that Bad Habits has already climbed the charts! A funky, feel good track that will instantly have you singing a long, Bad Habits maybe different from Ed’s previous works, but he has really managed all change and upgrade his style, without it sounding too unlike him, which is most difficult for any artist to do. I also love the music video which has a vampire theme (vampire diaries and the originals fan here!) and it ties in well with the songs lyrics. This song a definite summer song.

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Favourite Songs of the Month: Golden by Harry Styles & Diamonds by Sam Smith

This month, I am combining my favourite song from last month, with my current favourite song (phew!), as I had chosen a classic song in November. I still wanted to include a current favourite which is Golden by Harry Styles, taken from the album Fine Line.

I have definitely been enjoying Harry’s album Fine Line and Golden is no exception. I particularly love the music video bcause every time I watch it, it leaves me feeling genuinely happy! We definitely need more music videos like that this year! Especially ones like this where there is no confusing storyline and the artist of the song remains in the forefront. The song itself is very upbeat, romantic and happy. If you haven’t heard it yet, do check it out below. You’ll surely see why Mr Harry Styles has become everyone’s favourite artist this year!

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Favourite Song of the Month: (Everything I Do) I Do it for You by Bryan Adams

On the 21st of each month, I share my current favourite song. It can be an old song or a new song, and I choose to share it to give inspiration to anyone who is looking for some new music, and enjoys the kind of music that I share here at the blog.

This months choice is one of the most popular songs of the 90’s (Everything I Do) I Do it for You by the one and only Bryan Adams. This song has always been one of my favourties and ever since I watched the film it featured in (Robin Hood Prince of Thieves), I had always wanted to learn to play it on the piano (something that I managed to achieve this year!). The song is a perfect love song, with heart touching vocals, the perfect blend of soft rock, and a noteworthy key change that elevates the song to a higher level and lyrically makes its strongest points, before closing with its diminuendo.

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Favourite Song of the Month: Missing by Everything But The Girl

These days, I seem to be finding all of my forgotten favourite songs from the radio.

This month, I rediscovered the song Missing by 90s pop duo Everything But The Girl (EBTG). Duo’s were quite common in the 90s, and after hearing the Karen Ramirez cover their other hit Didn’t Know I was looking for love, when I heard Missing, I couldn’t believe that I had forgotten this artist.

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