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My Favorite Music

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I have been immersed in music for most of my life. My musical home is influenced by both American music-culture and Pakistani music culture. I grew up listening to Pakistani, Indian, and American music and still do. Along with those cultures, I recently developed a taste in South Korean music. However, I have never thought about how my musical home and the music culture I grew up in influenced my music preferences. My tastes in music cannot be labeled as one certain thing. My iPod is filled with music of many different genres and cultures. If I were to break down my music preference, there are generally three aspects that influence how I resonate with music: the vocalization, the instruments, and the lyrics (if any). Apart from those aspects, songs that express a certain emotion or story clearly appeal to me.
Vocalization is what most attracts me to a certain song or style of music. There are some artists whose voices and tones attract me no matter what genre they sing. Some of my favorite artists are Arijit Singh, Shilpa Rao, Roy Kim, and Yoo Kihyun. Singh has the type of voice that sounds pleasant no matter what type of song he sings. His song “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” shows the emotional depth of his voice while his song “Nashe Si Chadgayi” shows the more playful side of his voice. Rao has a very smooth and soothing voice. Her song “Aaj Jaane Ki Zid Na Karo” mixes her soothing voice with EDM. It is an interesting combination that is both mellow and exhilarating. Both Singh
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