Sometimes we just want to listen to something good. We want to turn on the radio, forget about our crappy day, allowing the melodic voice of the singer and their beats to take us away. It’s escapism at its finest, and music is a perfect medium for the goal. However, while music can be a wonderful distraction, it can also call us–the listeners–to task and force us to not only open our ears but our minds to larger issues. Often, depending on background and life experience, these may be issues completely foreign to us.