Updated: Jun 30, 2020
Today, we will be touching on a more serious topic - the impact of Covid-19 on the music.
It will sound a little like an essay, but I just REALLY WANT TO WRITE THIS SO bear with me.
Ever since the recent outbreak of the Covid-19, the world has been shook to its core: businesses failing and closing down, people losing their loved ones to the disease, xenophobia against asians or more specifically Chinese and global economies losing out.
Through all these, however, music might actually have a positive impact through Covid-19.
Believe it or not, music has become more appreciated through this period of time and has made us value music much more than it ever was.
As many people are confined in the spaces of their homes, they embark on many new interests that they have always wanted to try but never tried before. One of these interests may be music.
With the use of video sharing platforms such as Soundcloud, Youtube, Instagram etc, people have started posting their singing videos up online for family and friends to watch.
While they may not necessarily be professionals, these music can make some people's day, make the performers themselves feel accomplished or even just help both the audience and the performers pass time! Thus, we will appreciate music much more.
In a demoralizing environment that we live in now, hope is the only thing that we hold in our hearts and music does the job by giving us that hope.
Music artists all around the world have done their parts by performing songs to give hope to those who have or have already fallen.
For instance, Andrea Bocelli was featured in a video with him singing classical pieces that definitely soothes our hearts and gives us strength. To find out more about this, you can check out my review of his video here.
Also, there are many other artitsts that participated in the campaign "One World: Together At Home". Singers like Celine Dion, John Legend, Lady Gaga sang for this campaign. Check out the video here:
While this point might be similar to my previous point, music is able to gather people in certain campaigns to give support for front liners who are fighting the disease head on.
For instance, we will be talking about Singapore. Singapore has actually started a campaign called "Sing Together Singapore ". I did make a review of it before making fun of how the people were participating in the campaign. Click here to find out more about it.
All of these acts really touch the heart although it is A LITTLE cringey (no offence) and make us realize exactly how music can bring us all together for a cause.
In my opinion, I really feel that music has actually benefited us through this Covid-19 pandemic and hence, made us appreciate even more than we used to.
While it is true that we are unable to listen to them live in concerts, however, the raw essence and true meaning of music is still able to spread through the use of online platforms.
Music is really a powerful tool for us to immerse ourselves in a different dimension or give us a certain emotion.
I know a lot of people think that it is probably just me that feel this way or something like that. You may be right. I really feel that music has helped me pass through the confinement and gives me hope.
However, if you do feel the same way as me, you will understand why I wanted to write this blog post.
OK GUYS, this is the end of my BORING post. I'm really sorry for boring you guys out (if you even read this far). This topic has really been bothering me as it depicts what I'm feeling NOW.
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