Often, music is utilized as a metaphor for a globalized cultural and social process, also constituting an enduring approach that allows people from diverse backgrounds to interact across cultures. The popular music of this age and time provides a reflection of this modern day given that the fingerprints of a new generation are imbued with the sounds and lyrics of this time (Martin 48). Globalization, therefore, gives an implication of the notion of change as well as social transformations. In this regard, it is essential to note that the effect that music possesses in the world remains immeasurable. Music has the power to evoke feelings, create new emotions, surface the old memories, and satisfy the human emotions irrespective of social, political, religious, or cultural standings. Music additionally provides a sense of knowledge that helps people learn and appreciate different cultures besides being a tool of communication, relaxation, and stimulation (Ramadani 250). However, it is additionally essential to note that music may be viewed as a tool of expression, helping individuals express their cultural views in a contextual manner.
One of the recent and most popular and controversial songs that have evoked a series of views is the song, “selfie” produced by the Chainsmokers that speaks about the modern context of youth as well as the media culture of this age. Presently, it is essential to note that cultures are frequently changing more than before, providing a reflection of the different styles of music that are evolving at a fast and rapid pace. In a nutshell, it is essential to note that music is a tool that joins different cultures by bringing people together from different backgrounds. Music may, however, be used as a tool to express deeper emotions that may evoke different results, citing the need to ensure it is used as a tool to express valid and genuine views.
- Martin Stokes. Music and the Global Order. Music Department, the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637; Annual Review of Anthropology, Vol. 33 (2004), pp. 47-72
- Ramadani, Ilir. “Music, Culture, and Identity.” Academic Journal of Business, Administration, Law & Social Sciences, vol. 3, no. 1, Mar. 2017, pp. 248-253. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&AN=122122859&site=ehost-live.