How to Discover Music

Now this is a dumb post becasue most everyone has developed a system to find good music, but I’m going to list a few different tips anyways.

  1. Listen to the radio

I’m not talking about the top 40 bullshit. Try to find a radio you’ve never heard before, listen to it for a few days, and then switch it up. You can listen to the radio almost anywhere, your car, your phone, cd player, even some alarm clocks have built in radios. Listen to the radio, people put songs on the radio because they like them, so some of them have to be good!

2. Movies!

Mark my words when I say movie soundtracks always include the best music. You know why it’s the best? Because each song was specially crafted for the scene mood, and message of the movie. For example, if you’re watching a cheesy old time love story, you’re most likely to hear old, love songs.

3. YouTube

One of the best places to hear new music is YouTube. Look up a song you really love, and keep the auto play going. Listen to the next song, and the song after that. YouTube algorithm is based off of the videos that you watch all the way through, the ones that you like, and the ones that you replay. If you like something, put in the time to look up the artist and see what other things they have created.

4. Look up random words/ phrases

Not gonna lie, one of my favorite pastimes is to look up strange words and phrases to see if there’s a song to match. I’ll find phrases in poems, Instagram captions, quotes, or whatever is on my mind.

5. Be on the lookout

And finally, just be on the lookout. if someone tells you they like a song, ACTUALLY TAKE THE TIME AND LISTEN TO IT. They probably told you for a reason, and if they say it’s good, then listen! I also recommend listening to music sung in a variety of languages. All of this might seem pretty straight forward, but it’ll help you feel confident when someone hands you the aux.

Published by lornamusings

I write here when I delete all my social media and pretend I don’t exist. I’m a teenager who used to live on a beautiful farm by a creek tucked into the sweet aroma of Concord grapes. Now I live in a 15 story apartment complex above a dog park in Philadelphia.

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