Whether you’re in metropolitan New York or suburban-anywhere, music fills the heads of passersby. A student at NYU has decided to ask a question that’s simple in nature yet yields plenty potential for discovery — “Why that song?”
Alexa Faye of New York University’s Music Business program has launched an initiative for music discovery that examines what people are listening to in their headphones and the reasoning that may exist behind their choice of music. She started the Facebook page earlier this month and she’s already hit the streets to start getting in people’s ears and heads.
“I have had a very close relationship with my headphones since I was a child. As a lyricist myself, music continues to play an enormous role in my life. “Why That Song?” is an idea I came up with after pondering what people were always listening to. Especially in New York City, people live with their headphones in. Whether walking or commuting, people usually have a soundtrack to accompany their day.
I thought it would be really cool to ask people not only which song they were listening to, but to take it a step further and find out “why?” Sure, sometimes it’s just because it’s the next song on shuffle. But sometimes it isn’t. I’m interested in the latter.
At least once a day, I will ask somebody who is listening to these questions and post them to the Facebook page to get a deeper look into our relationship with music and how it helps us along our busy days here in New York City. In addition, I will post the Spotify link to whichever song someone chooses to help people discover new music.” – Alexa Faye
If you’re interested in the movement and want to follow it on Facebook, visit the page by clicking here.