For some people, music is the window to the soul. But for other people, especially Irish bands like Klonakilty, music is more than just a window to a soul.
Music is history.
Music doesn’t only represent a story. Music also represents the history of a story. All those emotions you’ve felt before you came up with a story and all those experiences you’ve gone through before you came up with a story is the music itself – seen by those who can simply relate to it and heard by those who can truly relate to it.
All those people who inspire you and all those people who hurt you, as well as what other people have done and what you’ve done to other people, also play big roles in your music – telling your story, your history, in a different perspective and in a new way. It’s also just like birdwatching with a spotting scope, where you get to know more about a bird as you look closer into the scope.
Music is culture.
A music genre doesn’t only represent a story’s tone. A music theme also doesn’t only represent a story’s core. Both represent the culture of a story. All those tools upon writing a story and all those materials while writing a story is the music itself – used by those who saw how great a culture truly is and unified by those who experienced how great cultures truly are.
All those people you met and all those people who met you, as well as what things you’ve experienced with them and what things they experienced with you, also play big roles in your music – telling your story, your culture, in the most vibrant way possible. It’s just like whalewatching in an exclusive island, where you get to see and experience firsthand how wonderful life in the ocean truly is.
Most of all, music is you.
Your history + your culture = your story – and ultimately, your music. It represents who you are, what you’ve gone through, what you are capable of, and what your dreams are. It represents what’s in your heart, as well as what’s in your mind and what’s in your soul. It also represents the people around you, as well as the people who love you and even the people who hurt you.
Music, as a whole, is you.
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