“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” — Sir Winston Churchill
LOVES ME NOT is an album intended for emotional deliverance. A collection of melancholic pieces reflecting my personal belief that music, imbued with sadness, can have therapeutic benefits and help lead the way out of darkness and heal a broken heart. We often find ourselves in the midst of life’s adversities such as the end of love, betrayal, rejection, mourning a loss and homesickness… experiences which can be painful, heart wrenching, crushing even devastating; sinking one into a pervasive sense of despair and loneliness. However, through the healing power of music, there is light and hope if one seeks this path.
Paradoxical? Perhaps. However melancholic music can fuel yearning and lead to positive mood enhancement. Sad music can somehow free one from engrossment with pain and the imprisonment of lament helping to release anguish. Melancholic music resonates with one’s feeling of despair. It triggers mental inwardness and compassion retained in tranquility. The understanding of reality and acceptance ultimately leads to arousal of hope and desire to connect with others, generating the motivation to survive, endure and grow all the while healing emotionally.