What’s the big deal with music?

Just listening to an album. A modern rendition of some timeless classics from Hindi films. Singer of this volume is Abhijeet, and he pays tributes to the maestros — the likes of Manna De, Kishore Kumar, Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Mukesh, Talat Mehmood and Hemant Kumar.

Now normally, this isn’t what I listen to. Put this one on just for the heck of it. And got goosebumps instead!

Maybe it was the music, or just the arrangement, or the emotions behind the words, or the pathos in the voice. I don’t know which. Nevertheless, Manna De’s Puchho Na Kaise Maine Rain Bitaee managed to move me.

I could detect every piece of pain, and identify with the scenario. And this continued with every song I heard in the album.

What must have someone gone through to create such beautiful music and lyrics? Can anyone tell me?