Does the music you listen to depend on your mood?Watch
Do you listen to different artists or different types of music depending on your mood or does your mood not affect what you listen to?
I tend to listen to the same music no matter how I feel, but at times I do find myself noticing the more 'depressing' lyrics when I am not feeling very good which doesn't help my mood, but that is the way it is.
so if i want to feel peaceful ill listen to calming music
if i want to become hyper ill listen to dance music
and sometimes ill just listen to whatever
sometimes, I generally don't listen to my favourite music when i'm feeling down incase I form an association that stops me from liking it in the future
ive realised this! music that i used to listen to when i was going through a bad phase seems to make me feel horribly uncomfortable and sad now if i try listen to it again. all the feelings and thoughts and memories of that time come back and its not a nice feeling!
If I'm on a train or something I'll just listen to more chilled out stuff that's easier to just listen to!
It has never happened nor will I allow it to occur
Sorry for the horrible grammar
example: If I'm sort of looking forward to a night out, but not that much, whacking on my Spotify party playlist defo gets me going a bit more
Example - I didn't cry much at the death of relatives (my logical mind thinking they're old etc) yet I can be reduced to tears just listening to certain music and its associations (weird example, a certain dance track conjured up feelings of my football team getting relegated!)
I think sometimes the music actually defines the mood. (True story - at the end of 2012-2013 I was going through one of the worst depressions of my life and I texted Radio 1 on NYE saying 'Can you play REM 'Everybody Hurts' for those of us not celebraring - they didn't but withing 5-10 minutes of the text Scott Mills or whoever was on the show basically said 'I understand not everybody is celebrating and played 3 'downbeat' tracks including The Streets 'Dry Your Eyes?' - I think it is 50% + I defined the mood for the nation on 3 tracks - sorry! (although in some ways I am proud to have given a voice to anyone struggling on that evening - New Years can be a horrible time for introspection - on going clubbing 2013-2014 I just cried on the dance floor when the countdown reached zero - I was so happy to see the last seconds of a really difficult year p*ssed away!)
What can be interesting is aggressive dance music (hard house/happy hardcore) when commuting in heavy traffic -turns one into an aggressive driver!
As you youngsters (lol!) will increasingly realise as you get older, certain music can define an era on a personal level. For instance, I found a CD which I played in my first year at Uni recently - given it was a challenging experience for me that was really scary.
If I'm in a good mood, I might consider listening to power metal rather than doom.
Sometimes I get in a really weird mood, kinda chill, and I listen to Gorillaz. I'm weird like that. xD
Like The Gaslight Anthem for instance, I listen to them a lot. If I'm in a sad, nostalgic type mood I'll listen to something off their angry-depressive "Get Hurt" album and if I'm optimistic and fairly relaxed I'll listen to something from "The '59 Sound" or "American Slang" and if I wanna go all out pulse-raising punk I'll stick "Sink or Swim" on and blast the songs off that loud. Those are the type of bands I identify with ... the ones who have an album for every occasion.