I think I played The Weeknd’s mixtape “House of Balloons” out. If Apple Music was a thing in 2011 I would have personally made him rich. I am grateful for his unique style because it was a truly inspiring light in my darkness.
His music put me in a trance to feel and create during a time I was numb. I wrote so much poetry years after he released his mixtape and it was dark. I loved it because I was able to articulate my pain beautifully.
Music made me feel and it was at this moment I was able to begin to heal.
After that it felt like I couldn’t write with the music on but I was scared I wouldn’t get the same results as before. I gave in eventually and found myself writing from a different place. These poems had gone deeper than before!
I felt like I had unlocked a new level of myself.
Today I can write with or without the music depending on the vibe I am feeling. Sometimes I crave the silence. Other times I will choose to play the song that I’ve been singing all day.
It just depends on what I need.
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