5 Stars Who Find Making Music Therapeutic

Putting pen to paper and unloading those emotions, or just singing their hearts out, these 5 stars say they find making music so therapeutic and always feel good after they’ve created something. Some use their dark times and difficult experiences, channeling their energy in to putting a positive spin on their stories, while others just love to write down what they’ve been through and create something beautiful.

Adele

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Adele feels as though she is unloading her emotions when she’s writing songs: “I describe myself as a self-help singer. My writing is therapeutic. I get it out of my system. I get a bit sad now and then, and it’s quite embarrassing singing songs about someone when we’ve both moved on. When I was in Birmingham, I sang ‘Make You Feel My Love’ and ‘Someone Like You’ and I burst into tears and couldn’t finish.”

Britney Spears
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Britney says music has helped her through her darkest times: “I have a lot of great things ahead of me that I want to accomplish. I feel positive and much happier, things are looking good again. I’m learning to relax and not place so much pressure on myself. I’ve been through a lot and I’m really excited by my album. I’m very proud of it. I really enjoyed the process of putting the album together and it’s been kind of therapeutic for me. Music is such a huge part of me.”

Demi Lovato
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Demi loves being able to express herself through song: “I love being back in the studio! It’s been very therapeutic to be able to express my feelings and talk about who I really am, through my music… My first single is really special to me – to me it symbolises my journey from the person I was to the happy healthy person I am today, and the fact that people are able to rise above anything, despite the odds.”

Mary J Blige
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Mary has struggled with alcohol and drug use, and says her own music helps her through that: “This is strange because I normally don’t do this, but I was listening to a lot of my songs. There’s one called Keep Your Head – I wrote that song when I was an alcoholic, doing drugs. The words came back to me last night. I was like, ‘Wow – it’s in you. Whatever you are is in you.’ So it was therapeutic to me. It was healing to me. Just like it’s therapeutic and healing to you (fans), it does the same for me.”

Robin Thicke
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Robin feels good listening to his words: ”My music is my therapy. When I make these songs and I listen back to them, they make me feel good about myself because at least I’m admitting my faults, I’m trying to become a better man and better person. This album is dedicated to her, but half of it is about my problems and me getting certain things together so I can be the kind of man that I wanted to be.”