From tunes we belt out in the shower, to albums that see us through the difficult stuff – songs bookmark moments in our lives, the good (and the not so good) times. So we spoke to a group of artists to hear their thoughts on what music can do for our minds and looked back at an exclusive set they played for calm back in lockdown.
Music can do a lot for our brains and listening to a song that you enjoy can actually trigger the release of hormones that can pick you up when you’re feeling flat. It’s powerful, personal and can evoke a whole load of feelings when we hear it.
So, it’s no surprise that it played a pretty huge role throughout lockdown. Whether you found yourself drowning out negative news with it, or you tuned into virtual gigs to keep yourself busy, according to a study, over a quarter of people listened to more music over lockdown, with lots of them saying it helped power them through this shitty time.
We caught up with some musicians who performed for the CALM Lock-In Sessions, to get the lowdown on how music and our mental wellbeing work in harmony.