The question is: How do subliminal messages in music work?
Many artists like to include subliminal, or “hidden messages,” in their music. This is usually for fans to have fun with. However, the only real subliminal influence music has on the masses is the associations the music makes with other topics. For example, provocative music that includes promiscuity and profanity tends to be very famous. Some would consider this glamorization of drugs, pimping, and so on. This sort of association seems to be as much “subliminal” influence music has on people.
How do subliminal messages in music work?
Subliminal messaging and its theories have been around for a long time.
Having said that, though, certain musicians DO employ subliminal messages, and we will discuss such artists below.
For example, when you play a song in reverse, you may often hear a message sent differently than the original one. This is the most prevalent kind of subliminal message found in music.
The Beatles were haunted by the consequences of experimentation with this for many years. An excellent essay that discusses this topic in further depth may be found on the BBC website. What began as an artistic experiment morphed into followers speculating that Paul McCartney had passed away and that the songs, when played in reverse, contained hints about his whereabouts after his passing.
I was simply wondering…I mean, why? Why would The Beatles have any hints about Paul McCartney’s death if they were really attempting to hide the fact that he had passed away?
The Beatles did it again on purpose in 1995 when they recorded a song by putting the lines in the wrong order. McCartney quoted, “We even placed one of those fake backward recordings on the end of the single for a joke, to give all those Beatles nuts something to do.” [Case in point:] “We even put one of those spoof backward recordings on the end of the single for It was on John Lennon’s album titled “Free as a Bird,” which was released in 1977.
And see, you may say, ” Of course, the Beatles deny it. They want us to fall for it!” But once again… why? Where is the benefit in it for them?
Subliminal messages are effective in that they attract a great deal of attention and a great deal of complimentary press coverage. It is strongly recommended that you include anything similar to this in your songs, or at the very least make a passing reference to it, if you are an artist attempting to be recognized. Make it into some kind of competition, maybe.
This is, without a doubt, the most typical method, also referred to as “Backmasking.” To build this, you must record your message and then use the editing software with your DAW to turn it around. Because every DAW is unique, you must research how to do the task using your program. I work using Logic Pro X, an easy-to-understand program (double-click audio, File, Reverse).
In addition, you will need to either speak or sing your message directly and then layer other music or noises on top of it. It is believed that the brain can still receive information (but again, nothing has ever proven that). You may learn how to create your own in the following article.
One thing to keep in mind concerning subliminal messages is that individuals will look for them even if they aren’t really there. For example, if you have an album that has been available for some time, you may immediately create a tweet claiming that it contains a hidden message if you placed one there. No one can disprove that you did it, but that won’t stop others from looking for it.
Is it seedy? Yes.
Is it also enjoyable? Yes.
Would I suggest it to someone? It depends on how willing you are to deal with the folks coming out of the woodwork to figure out the messages. If they believe that have discovered anything, you may be required to face the consequences.
Some musicians are notorious for doing this, as with The Beatles. One of the best examples of this is Missy Elliot’s song “Work It,” in which the chorus instructs the listener to “put that thing down, flip it, and reverse it,” and the song then plays the phrase in its opposite direction. People believed it was “subliminal,” even though it is not that at all. But, of course, they did. Even though she exactly says what the line was before reversing it, many people continued to believe that it had to be some kind of satanic Illuminati thing.
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