Why We Listen To Music With Lyrics We Don’t Understand

From French electronic and Japanese indie to K-pop and Spanish jazz, it’s common for people to listen to songs they don’t necessarily understand. Not knowing the language of the lyrics, it seems, doesn’t stop people from liking—and sometimes even singing along to—a song.

Source: Why We Listen To Music With Lyrics We Don’t Understand

This is a fantastic article demonstrating the power of music and how the meaning of a song can transcend the lyrical content.

The article talks about “Sound Symbolism” and the way that music communicates emotions without words.

Conveying emotions through music is the ultimate way of “showing, not telling” your story.

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