Thursday, 9 February 2012

"Music is love in search of a word"

Dear reader,

I am in love with music. I am not afraid to admit it. Have you ever noticed just how much music can affect your day to day life? For example, imagine you are sat with your friends: joking, laughing, relaxing and sharing your favourite 80’s dance music. All of a sudden the music shuffles and “Adagio for Strings in G minor” by Albinoni fills the air. There is no mistaking it, it is a moving and beautiful piece of music one which will remain in my heart forever, but all of a sudden the mood changes. Everyone becomes reflective and pensive. A wave of depression and sadness washes over the room and the happy, lively feeling felt just moments ago has changed the whole feeling of the evening. In the same way, imagine a friend has just been left by her long term partner; the song “All by myself” would not really improve the situation…

Taking into account the sheer power that music can have on us all, if we play the right songs at the right point, it can change lives. Music can move you, can change you, can seep into your very soul and rock you to sleep at night. Its effects are infinite.

Did you know that it has been proven that singing can improve your life expectancy, strengthening your lungs and heart through cardio vascular exercise and can improve your psychological state as singing releases endorphins in the brain, similar to eating chocolate, exercise and laughing. So next time you are feeling a bit down, why not try singing your little heart out and turn it into a strong, happy and healthy heart?

“Music speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it rest, heals the heart and makes it whole, flows from heaven to the soul.”

And my all time favourite quote is from Sister Act 2:

“If you wake up in the morning and can think of nothing else but singing, then you’re meant to be a singer, girl.”

Finally, just a link to my youtube channel with me singing: Thelizziefrances

Signing off, Libby


  1. Knowing you, I am smiling reading this as I know you believe every word of it!!! Singing can also help if a little scared of something, takes your mind off things. xxx