We are all living in troubled times where on one hand, everybody is trying to fight the deadly wrath that the pandemic has bestowed upon us and while the practical aspects are indeed worrisome that it has affected, people easily forget how it has affected the mental health of many as well.
With so many instances happening that shock one and all, the importance of mental health couldn't have been more paramount now than ever. And hence, Gaana has gone on to introduce 'Music Heals'; - a specially curated list of thematic playlists curated to bringpeace, positivity and to relax the mind and soul. These playlists are designed to help you take a break from what's going around and let you breathe, connect with your inner self and rejuvenate. Notable singers, mental health practitioners, yoga practitioners and social media influencers have come in support of this campaign and the power of music to heal.
Armaan Malik, one of the most loved singers and music-directors in our country also presents his list of curated tunes for the same. In an exclusive interview with us, Malik went on to first talk about how is mental health important to him personally and how does he feel that Music Heals will work as a catalyst in having better mental health.
Malik first said, "The mind works round the clock, it’s subject to multiple thoughts, comments, and just in general – an overload of information, good as well as bad, on a daily basis. If you don’t give it some time to disconnect, how do you expect to run through days and complete tasks, without feeling bogged down? You have to feed your mind and nurture your mental health – as you are your biggest support system, and you can’t let that system shut down even for a second. It’s easier said than done, but we need to form a habit of just cutting off from our surroundings, every once in a while, if we wish to remain happy. I feel really irritable if I’m not mentally happy, and it affects everything I do. Hence, I’m now making an effort to look out for myself, without feeling guilty or selfish, and I urge everyone around to do the same. You do you, for you – and that is the key."
He added, "The Gaana ‘Music Heals’ playlist has been thoughtfully curated and entails a range of music for people going through any kind of emotion. It’s a little ‘pick me up’ and a helpful aid for people to rely on – as we sail through the pandemic together. Music really has an absolutely amazing binding capability, that can literally transition you into a trance, a safe space and that’s what this playlist aims to achieve."
Music can indeed work its charm and if it does in bettering one's mental health, that is always an added bonus,