Around the age of 12-14 I was in love with Mariah Carey.
This was before her plunge into R&B, after which I lost interest both with her music and how she presented herself.
The “Music Box” album period was something that grabbed me.
Her voice was so pure and down-to-Earth. And coupled with some catchy melodies, I blocked out any trash-talk I confronted from peers.
After learning every song from the “Music Box” album, I found her earlier recordings and devoured those also.
I enjoyed little facts like the high pitch of her voice as a teenager opening a garage door.
One of her songs from “Music Box” was called Hero.
I remember my brother laughing at me for liking that and others. And I’m sure many of my male peers would have looked down on it.
But I listened to the song again today on a long drive home.
I reckon it could inspire anyone of any age. If they were feeling open and/or vulnerable.
After age 15 I kinda forgot about Mariah Carey. However, it’s clear that her lyrics definitely stayed with me.
For a more ‘manly’ perspective, Joe Rogan recommends becoming the hero in your own movie.