May 10th is Mental Health Awareness Day, and here at Legendary Vocals, we value the importance of mental health and the impact it can have on your life.
Music is one of the most expressive ways to alleviate anxiety, stress, and depression in a controlled environment! Scientific studies have shown how listening to music that you enjoy, can help lower blood pressure, reduce stress levels, and can act as a way to help process high emotions when feeling overwhelmed. Overall, music can help you be healthier not just physically, but mentally too!
Our founder, Peter Hollens has dealt with mental health his entire life, and has talked about how music changed his life.
“Music can do so much for us, not just for our listening pleasure, but it can improve your way of life as you know it! The way music has shaped everything I do, from helping me in times of anxiety, to becoming this incredible life path for me to enjoy what I do and help bring joy to others is something I’ll always be so grateful for.” –Peter Hollens
While listening to music that YOU like helps with your mental health, classical music especially is praised for its calming properties and soothing nature. Our fan-favorite, Heartstrings by Brooklyn Duo, is an amazing album to listen to when having a bad day; with their pop covers in a classical format, they merge the best of both worlds of gorgeous classical music and popular and beloved hits!
Ultimately, mental health is something almost everyone in the world deals with, and knowing when to prioritize yourself and how you’re feeling is so important. If you feel like it’s not a good day for you, take a day to relax, listen to music, and focus on you and your emotions. Whether you’re listening to metal, a cappella, or classical music, music can influence your mental health for the better.