*Disclaimer: this post is in no way affiliated with iSmash, I just happened not to notice the huge sign behind me whilst shooting. Lesson learned.*
It makes you smile, it makes you dance, it uplifts and energises you. It also makes you sad, makes you cry, makes you reflect and remember. The power of a song – the beat, the lyrics – should never be underestimated. Because it makes you feel. Whether you’re listening through headphones, hear a song on the radio or catch background music in a bar, there will always be those lyrics that you recognise, relate to, respond to without realising. Maybe it’s a song that played while you shared a moment with someone, maybe one that helped you through a difficult time or maybe one, simply, that reminds you of the best night of your life.
There are lyrics that have been written for every experience you’ve ever had, every emotion you’ve ever felt. You just have to discover them.
I have a very on/off relationship with music. One week, I’m listening constantly, playing songs on repeat until I can no longer stand to hear them anymore. The next, I might have put my headphones in once, listening to old music to save the hassle of putting together a new playlist. But something that I always forget and yet am constantly reminded of is just how important music is, how big of a role it plays in my life. As someone who loves to write, to document and to play with words, I’m fascinated by the way artists write lyrics, spin them into a song and create art that reaches people worldwide, touching hearts and encouraging minds.
I’ve lain in bed until the early hours, overthinking (something I admittedly do far too much of) and listening to music that matches the pace of my thoughts, untangles my troubles and maybe causes me to shed a tear or two to release some emotion. I’ve pounded the pavement, full of stress or angst and filled my body with energy and endorphins as my strides match the beat of the music pumping through my ears. I’ve been that girl on the train, in the car, having a movie moment whilst listening to a melodramatic love song. I’ve smudged my freshly applied mascara because I’m trying to sing at the same time as doing my makeup. I’ve danced all night in heels and smiled at the many blisters the morning after, trophies for my dedication to the dancefloor. I’ve created memories – accompanied by music.
Whether I’m working, running, commuting or dancing – music is key. Like working out, it’s intrinsically linked to my happiness. So my Philips Everlite Headphones come with me everywhere. With a handy fold-flat design for easy portability, I slip them in handbag compartments and coat pockets for whenever I might need that little mood boost throughout the day. The flat cable keeps them tangle-free, whilst the lightweight, cushioned design means I can slip them on without ruining my 2 inches of added volume (heavily hairspray-ed) roots (fine hair problems). In white and rose gold, they’re the most aesthetically pleasing headphones I’ve ever owned – and they make a damn good prop in those Instagram shots (thank me later).
The Philips Everlite Headphones are part of the Philips Flite range and retail at just £34.99, available here.
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