Right now, music means everything. The end of uni is fast approaching and, though I have no idea what’s going to come next, I know where I want to be.
I’m at that dreaded point in university when people ask me what I want to do afterwards and I’m expected to have an actual, proper answer. Though I’m not sure on the specifics (though show me an English/Film student who knows exactly what they want) it’s become even clearer to me in the past few months and weeks that if I can’t work in music then I’m not sure what I’d ever want to do. The reason for this? Well, basically a string of fantastic live shows that have got me all giddy with purpose.
I am not a musician. I have tried and failed to learn guitar, drums, keyboard and bass and it is clear that I just do not have the patience or motivation to learn to play an instrument. That being said, I’m very good at listening to music and am happy to utilise that in whatever way possible! At this point I probably just sound like any other young adult moaning about how much they love music and that it’s the biggest part of their life, but this is about where KUBE, the biggest drain on my energy of the past two years, comes in.
Being elected Head of Music for KUBE was probably the best and worst thing that could have ever happened to me. Given that it takes up around 10 hours of my week just to keep on top of the basics it’s a wonder I actually manage to get any of my degree done, yet somehow it’s happening and I’ve interviewed and seen incredible artists I would never have considered before. As frustrated as it can be when no one else wants to interview people they’ve never heard of, I’ve gained more experience this year than any internship could provide me and the opportunity is something I’m always going to be grateful for.
Though next year is a worrying prospect, with the two biggest parts of my life (uni and KUBE) being taken out of the equation, I’m optimistic about the future. I think I’ve given myself the best chance I have at getting a job in the field I want and am prepared to give everything I can to make it happen. I’m actually really looking forward to the brief void of writing for fun and would love to get into gig photography with the spare time I will hopefully have. It’s like one song is about to end and another is just starting and honestly? I can’t wait.