Your Teen and The Music They Listen To, An Interview

As a passionate writer of inspirational fiction, Lydia, a 13-year old teenager, living in Thurston, Ohio, frees her mind in the daily patterns of everyday life.

Music seems to be a huge part of today’s culture. More than likely, it’s what takes most away from their regular schedule and into another world. I have interviewed six different teens who listen to metal/rock, hip-hop, foreign, rap, pop, indie rock, and country. For each genre, three questions explain how music makes your teen feel, if their friends listen to the same type of music, and what bands/artists they listen to on average. All the genre’s I’ve decided to research are the most listened to in the last year or so. Lastly, if music could relate to anything used in past generations, it would be books.

 

Q. Does listening to metal/rock make you feel a certain way?
A. I guess it just depends on how they play it.

 

Q. Does the majority your friends listen to this type of music?
A. Yes.

 

Q. What specific bands do you listen to the most out of this genre?

A. A Day to Remember, Such Gold, and just any band that’s good.

 

 

 

Q. Does listening to hip-hop make you feel a certain way?

A. Yes, energetic.

 

Q. Does the majority your friends listen to this type of music?

A. No, they listen to heavy metal.

 

Q. What specific bands do you listen to the most out of this genre?

A. Taio Cruz.

 

 

 

Q. Does listening to foreign music make you feel a certain way?

A. It makes me feel like I’m a part of another culture/country.
Q. Does the majority your friends listen to this type of music?

A. Nope, just a few, so the minority.
Q. What specific bands do you listen to the most out of this genre?

A. X Japan, knowbodyknows+, home made kazoku.

 

 

 

Q. Does listening to rap make you feel a certain way?

A. Yeah, makes me feel somewhat empowered.
Q. Does the majority your friends listen to this type of music?

A. I’d say so.
Q. What specific bands do you listen to the most out of this genre?

A. I like Drake, Kid CuDi, Lil Wayne, and MF DOOM.

 

 

Q. Does listening to pop make you feel a certain way?

A. Yes, but it depends on the song.

 

Q. Does the majority your friends listen to this type of music?
A. Yes.

 

Q. What specific bands do you listen to the most out of this genre?

A. The band, Lmfao, cause of the radio.

 

 

 

Q. Does listening to indie rock make you feel a certain way?

A. Yeah, it does; all mellow and chill.
Q. Does the majority your friends listen to this type of music?

A. No.
Q. What specific bands do you listen to the most out of this genre?

A. Death Cab For Cutie, Florence & The Machine… but it changes a lot. Whatever is on the local Alternative/Indie station.

 

 

 

Q. Does listening to country make you feel a certain way?

A. Country is what I am it’s what my life is and listing to it describes me who I am what I have gone through…they’re songs about me.
Q. Does the majority your friends listen to this type of music?

A. A majority of my friends does listen to country and so does my family.
Q. What specific bands do you listen to the most out of this genre?

A. Jason Aldean, Brantley Gilbert, Kenny Chesney, lady A, Reba ….list goes on I like them all .

Photo: craigCloutier from flickr

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