Students have a connection between their mood and the music they listen to, to help them deal with school.
Senior Jack Lewis said, “Music really takes people to a place of comfort. Like when I am sad, I like to play rock because it brings up my emotions.”
Senior Branyon Heard agreed, “Music makes me have different emotions about it. Sometimes I am in my feels, and sometimes I am getting pumped up and feeling good, so the music just acquaints feelings.”
Senior Addy Harrison said, “Music doesn’t help me study, and I usually get distracted by it, but I am always listening to music in the car. That helps me focus instead of drifting off.”
Some students also have differing artists.
Heard said, “I am a broad listener. I listen to a bunch of different people. I listen to rock, country, rap, all of the shebang. I am enjoying Tee Grizzly right now. I also listen to IShowSpeed. He has some pretty good songs. It’s a way to vibe out.”
Senior Jack Eveker said, “ Depending on (which part of) the year I go through different phases of music, and that kind of represents my mood throughout the year. Let’s say as it is getting closer to finals, and I am getting more stressed, I try to listen to more relaxing music, so I don’t really come back to the same person. I listen to music, and it helps me focus in school.”
Freshman Brayden Fisk said, “Music can help me stay calm and help impact my life in a good way. When I am stressed, I can put in my AirPods and listen to music, then I’m good.”
Music can also help with other things.
Lewis added, “It gets me in a good mood. I am listening to NBAyoungboy, and it gets me every time… When I am about to go and play soccer and be ready to get in my zone, I love to listen to the Weekend, and it gets me pumped up.”
Some students also have some artists they return to.
Fisk added, “I would say J Cole. I would say one type of music, and that’s really it.”
Harrison added, “Always been a die-hard Shawn Mendes fan. Any Hannah Montana throwbacks are good songs, but I am not super picky about music.”
Eveker added, “And the harder school gets I listen to music. I feel like music can help you if you can’t think of anything else or are in a bad spot. I think music is a good resort to go to, and like anything else like movies or TV it is a good distracter as well as a good thing to relate to like a song it can help you go through something and cope and have less stress in your life.”
Featured Graphic: Junior Teuana Logan reads in the library while listening to music.
Photo by Izzy Poole
This will be Owen Crews’ first year on ECHO staff, but he made several contributions while taking journalism class his sophomore year.