I had never paid attention to the song, Kera Nirakal Aadum from the movie, Jalolsavam when I was in Kerala. But the moment I stepped out of Kerala and went to Bangalore for work, I started paying more attention to the song. I saw and heard something that I hadn't before. I started seeing the beauty of Kerala, the beauty of Malayalam lyrics, and music. As I moved out of India to the UK and the US, I started seeing more nuanced elements of this song that told me what I was missing out in my current life.
On retrospection, I realized that music can counterbalance us. It can fill us with what we long for. Therefore, the kind of music we like could be an indication of something that we lack.
This can explain a lot as to why our tastes in music change from time to time along with our changing needs in life. Paying attention to our tastes in art and music can reveal a lot about ourselves.
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