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I think we can all agree that music is medicine: medicine for a broken heart, a bad day, failure, sorrow, or loneliness. Music is also a celebration: a celebration of happiness, success, friendships, love, or life. There are different types of music that are suitable for any and every situation in our lives. Some people have a favorite style of music they like to listen to. Others
have favorite artists from various styles. I like a lot of different styles and artists. One artist I like listening to is Daughtry.
Chris Daughtry finished in fourth place on Season 5 of American Idol in 2006. Later that year, he formed an American rock band named after him: Daughtry. This band is categorized as a rock band; more specifically, it’s music is soft rock. Their songs are very lyrical, and far from being depressing or angry in nature or melody. The band released five albums and has a sixth album in the works. Recording of the sixth album had to stop due to quarantine, but they hope to start up again soon.
Before the Christmas of 2018, I had heard only several of their songs, mainly on compilation albums or some singles that were played on the radio. That Christmas, one of the presents I got was their album called ‘Baptized’. At first, I was a bit hesitant. Usually, I stay away from rock bands as they are often a bit heavy for me to listen to. But with this album, I was
very pleasantly surprised, and I instantly fell in love with it.
‘Baptized’ is Daughtry’s fourth album. It was released on November 19, 2013. The album is titled after the first song from the album. Based on the name, many people would think that the album is a compilation of religious songs, but this is very far from the truth. The album has nothing to do with religion: the album – and song – speaks of Daughtry’s desire to be
baptized in love.
In all of the songs, he expresses his love for various things in his life, including rock and roll, his childhood, his past and future life, and even love for a woman. My personal favorites from this album include Baptized, Waiting for Superman, Battleships, Wild Heart, and Long Live Rock and Roll.
I highly recommend this album. On it, everyone can find their favorite song, whether it be a faster song talking about Daughtry’s rock and roll idols or a slower song expressing a hope to find a woman who would love him. Daughtry’s songs are very different from the everyday superficial love songs because their songs tell deep stories with actual emotions, and they are very easy to relate to. The album reminds us that there is love everywhere around us: love for life, music, and hope for all people. Whether you are looking for a happy song to dance to or a song that fills the emptiness in your heart, Daughtry is sure to fulfill whatever needs you have.