Plato once said, "Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul."
Music makes our lives richer, more enjoyable, and sometimes tearful. Also, at some point, the music you hear makes a place more special. Here are four people talking about their special experience with music. Let's hear their stories.
1. Feelings - Lauv
(Kim Minjung, English Language & Literature '19)
Last year, I suddenly felt like seeing the sea and left for Gangneung. It was my first time to travel alone. I liked the fact that I could have time to myself. I saw the sea and ate a lot of delicious food. Waiting for the bus back to Seoul at night, I heard this song playing at the bus terminal. The calm lyrics and melody made me feel relaxed, and I returned to Seoul with my worries and burdens left behind.
2. Is This Love - Bob Marley
(Lee Jiwon, Department of Arts & Crafts '20)
I visited Europe five years ago. On a sightseeing day in southern Italy, on my way to Naples by bus after looking around Pompeii, I heard this song. It was December, but the warm weather and sun made the sea sparkle. Bob Marley's song, Is This Love, was being broadcast over the bus speakers. I will never forget the good weather and the moment I heard the song's rhythmical reggae beat as I looked out at the sparkling sea.
3. New York, New York – Frank Sinatra
(Do Seohyun, English Language & Literature '20)
This song is the best song ever for describing visitor's feeling who is in New York. To see the Statue of Liberty, a symbol of the United States and New York, I had to go on a cruise ship. On the way back from the Statue of Liberty, the song rang out on the ship. At that time, I didn't know the title of this song, but I thought it was a song that made New York more romantic. Whenever I listened to this song, I feel like I'm in New York.
4. Travel – Bol4
(Yoo Jimin, English Language & Literature '19)
I'd like to recommend you to hear this song before you go on a trip. Especially, I love the lyrics of "I'm leaving today for the airport. Turn off your phone. Please don't look for me." This song seems to be nice for expressing travelers' nervousness and happiness before traveling. I heard this song many times before I went to Jeju Island last year, so I felt good and enjoyed my trip. I think, this song will make your trip more happy.