Why musicians revisit their pain and doubt in their art

Music has the potential to change our experience of intrusive thoughts and how we deal with pain, writes Cher McGillivray.
Arts news

Taylor Swift’s latest album Midnights launched with the single ‘Anti-Hero‘. Anti-heroes in fiction are dark, complex characters who may question their moral compass but are ultimately trying to be led by their good intentions. Perhaps most humans feel like we are all anti-heroes lacking the right amount of courage, idealism and morality – wanting to be heroic but struggling through familiar dark places.

In ‘Anti-Hero’, Taylor shares emotional rawness and sings, ‘It’s me, hi, I’m the problem, it’s me … everybody agrees’.

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