It has been said that music is the language of the soul. I believe this is true. Everyone has feelings and emotions. Joy and sadness, anger and fear, love and hate. All of us have them. They can rule you or be cruel to you. The worst thing that you can do is deny or bury them. Still many of us do. Music lets you connect to them . In doing so you can come to terms with your soul. So when an artist composes from the heart it is a gift and an invitation to share your feelings. A chance to cathartically connect with whatever the song is about.
A good example of this is the song I heard Eric Clapton sing tonight. It is called “ Tears in heaven “. It is a song about great loss and sadness. One that I am sure is very personal to Eric. So many of us have experienced great loss in our lives. It is in some way a part of life, especially as you get older. But how do you come to terms with overwhelming loss ? Eric invites us to connect and come to terms through his song. For some of us it may be the only way we can. Too painful to do it on our own.
Thank you Eric and all the other artist who compose from the heart. Life would be much harder without you.