That’s a simple statement, but it implies a lot. Let’s dive into it. Emotion is defined as “a natural instinctive state of mind deriving from one’s circumstances, mood, or relationships with others.” There’s a few things to note from this definition.
1). Emotion exists within the mind of the recipient — not inherently in the thing causing an emotion.
2). Nevertheless, emotions are “derived” from one’s circumstances — or in our case, music.
Putting these together, for our sake, emotion is defined as “how a listener feels when they hear your track.”
Now I want to pose a simple question to you. How important do you think it is that a listener finds your music emotional?