Ever since I was younger, music has always been a big part of my life. I remember listening to artists such as Pink, Carrie Underwood and Lady Antebellum at around maybe the age of 10 or 11. I remember just enjoying the melody and the background instrumentals. I sat in the car and would sing the song “Need You Now” by Lady Antebellum with my grandma and we would have a blast, but it wasn't until I was older that I really began to understand and pay more attention to the lyrics and the meanings behind them. Using music as a form of expression has always really captivated me, and listening to artists put their past and their issues and struggles into the form of songs just really amazed me and sparked my love for songwriting myself. An artist that really inspired me is Ethan Jewell, an 18 year old, male, singer songwriter. In his songs he shows true raw emotions and beautifully depicts his trauma and ugly things that he has experienced and turns them into astonishing pieces of music. His music has not only impacted me but thousands of others as well. And in my life I hope to inspire others with my song writing, the same way Ethan Jewell has inspired me. Listen to the audio interview below to learn more about my answer to the question Why Music?
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