Chante Moore is known for love songs which are seen as positive songs by listeners all over the globe. Hits like “Chante’s Got A Man” are balanced by her large repertoire of mellow songs. Some positive music, including one (and possibly more) of Chante’s love songs, can be used in weddings and commitment ceremonies. Those songs are relaxing and ideal for ceremony. The type of marriage involved has typically featured a couple. Chante broke new ground when debuting on a reality show and deciding to marry herself. The act was documented on the television show; it represented the theme of a book which was released around the same time period.
Her book was marketed as a source of self-love material. Positive songs about romantic love provide the perfect opportunity to describe how self-love is important. By writing this material, Chante merged the romance with wisdom and the music. While we can’t all marry ourselves on a network television show, Chante’s example showed that positive music and its’ singers don’t have to stick to the status quo. And, in fact, if they have something interesting and informative to share, they will often depart from the status quo at some point: sharing information that is seen as marginal and uncommon.
Another artist willing to break the mold, Queen Latifah, went through a similar theme in her life. In past songs, Latifah has advocated for more respect for women and more unity among people as a whole. In her past appearance on an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show, Latifah expressed that she was currently discovering and loving herself day by day. She described the unique move while wearing a wedding ring, which she was asked about by the show’s host. Latifah’s comments would suggest allegiance with a similar theme in the self-love community- real love begins with self-love.
Music can be a motivating. Backing up the positive songs with action can increase the effectiveness. When you’re reaching for relationship happiness, and lowering your standards, this can mean you will have to talk yourself into things- instead of being completely clear on sincerity, you have to ask questions, repeatedly play devil’s advocate, to turn away from the internal pulls which signal problems.
Positive music and can help us remember how we are supposed to be treated and treat others. And unique methods, like self-love marriage, can make it that much harder for us not to follow through with the messages in the music.