Music with Meghan by Meghan Jacinto
Music is a direct pathway to the essence of life. Music is a way to break away from everything and find your own space. In American culture today, everyone is brought together by a common interest in music, and music can serve as a coping device for many individuals as well. Take the music festival Woodstock, for example; the summer of ‘69’s infamous “Three Days of Peace and Music.” Even though the Vietnam War fomented many controversial and opposing opinions, people still managed to escape their daily lives to attend this three-day peace-promoting music festival. This is just one of many ways in which music can benefit a whole community, as well as the individuals within. Music benefits everyone, and especially in my case, it brings me and my friends closer together. For my own preference in music, I listen to mostly rock and alternative. If you are someone who has similar musical tastes or is just always up for some new music, then I recommend looking into the release of Foster the People’s sophomore album, “Supermodel,” on March 18th. Most bands are under enormous pressure during the transition between their first and second albums, and their music can sometimes suffer from repetition or creative stagnancy. This is not the case for Foster the People; they’re coming back with an even more psychedelic rock sound. If you’ve never heard of them before, I highly recommend listening to their first album, “Torches,” as an introduction to the band. However, if you are looking for a more relaxing, soothing, or old school album, give Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” a try, and enjoy the sensational experience that is music.